Nigeria Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohrhas picked the final 23 players who will lead Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup inRussia which is around the corner.
Captain John Obi Mikel, Elderson Echiejile, Eddy Onazi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Victor Moses will feature in a second World Cup after they were named on the roster.
Young Chelsea defender Ola Aina, Porto midfielder Mikel Agu and Gent’s Moses Simon will not be traveling with the national team to Russia after they were axed by Rohr.
The Nigeria squad contains three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and six strikers.
Four players born outside Nigeria in the shape of Leon Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi and Brian Idowu have been selected in the group.
Aged 19, Deportivo Fabril’s Francis Uzoho is the only teenager in the squad while Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi, 31, is the oldest member of the team.
Nigeria 23-Man World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers (3): Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Defenders (8): Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu
Midfielders (6): Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi
Strikers (6): Odion Ighalo, Simeon Nwankwo, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses
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