Nigeria Cut 5 From World Cup Squad, PSL Star Remains!

Kristopher Nichols
June 1, 2018

Meanwhile, Gent attacker Simon has been put on standby and will travel with the team to London for a scan to ascertain the level of his injury.

Super manager, Gernot Rohr has dropped Nigeria Premier League hot shot, Junior Lokosa and four other players from the 30-man provisional list for Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The squad, comprising 3 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 7 midfielders and 5 attackers, will join Chelsea star Victor Moses in the United Kingdom as they prepare for the friendly game against England on Saturday.

"It's tough because we can't take all the 30 players to the World Cup", team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye told BBC Sport.

"All I have to say is for them to keep supporting the Super Eagles and then pray for the team, just sit down, relax and enjoy the football".

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Rohr will whittle down the squad to 23 after the match at Wembley on Saturday.

Attackers: Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Simy Nwankwo.

The coach will drop two more players before the deadline for submission of the final list.

Super Eagles players during a farewell reception at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

The three-time African champions reached the Round of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014 but exited the 2002 and 2010 tournaments in the group stages.

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