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Nigeria include uncapped Simeon Nwankwo, Junior Lokosa in provisional 30-man squad

15 May, 2018, 21:56 | Author: Tommie Newton
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All invited players have been told to report to a hotel in Uyo, capital of the southern state of Akwa Ibom, on May 21 with the final list of 23 players needing to be submitted to Federation Internationale de Football Association by June 4.

The red-hot Lokosa has bagged 18 goals in the Nigerian Professional Premier League thus far this term and gotten himself a call up to Gernot Rohr's side for the competition.

Rohr selected goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho of Deportivo La Coruna, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye, meaning no recall for veteran Vincent Enyeama.

Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.

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Captain john Mikel Obi headlines the midfielders which also have Torino of Italy playmaker Joel Obi.

The attackers are Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); and another newcomer, Nwankwo Simeon (Crotone FC, Italy).

All invited players have been told to report at the Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo on Monday, 21st May. The Super Green Eagles were drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

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