Nigeria name uncapped Nwankwo in provisional squad

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Nigeria name uncapped Nwankwo in provisional squad

The list comprises of four goalkeepers, ten defenders and eight midfielders and strikers each.

Super Eagles' Head Coach Gernot Rohr has handed debut call-ups to the duo of Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo, as both were named in Nigeria's 30-man provisional world cup list released by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Monday, reports.

Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa have all been included in Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad, as has Simeon Nwankwo, a 1.98-meter (6-foot-6) striker with Italian club Crotone who is uncapped at global level.

The 26-year-old is a surprise inclusion after a breakthrough season in Italy where he scored seven goals, including an overhead kick against Juventus.

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Seven players will be dropped after the England game for the mandatory 23 that will be submitted to feature in Russian Federation.

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.

By then, they will hold warm up games against among others England, Czech Republic and DR Congo on June 2, June 6 and May 28 respectively.

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