BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles' provisional World Cup squad out

World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/05/2018

Super Eagles defender returns to Chelsea

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has announced his provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In a 30-man list announced on Monday, the German tactician named four goalkeepers, ten defenders, eight midfielders and eight attackers.

The list also includes Spain –based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

Chelsea wingback Moses was Nigeria’s top scorer in the qualifying campaign with three goals, while Captain Mikel Obi, Iwobi, Simon and Iheanacho weighed in with two goals each.

All invited players have been told to report at the Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo on Monday, 21st May. Uyo, as home ground, was the conquering terrain for the Super Eagles during the qualifying series.

Rohr is expected to trim the squad to just 23 by the 4th of June.