Rohr Announces Nigeria Super Eagle team for Russia 2018

Rohr Announces Nigeria Super Eagle team for Russia 2018

Six Premier League clubs players have been included in Nigeria's 23-man squad for the World Cup and they include Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses, new Brighton signing Leon Balogun and Leicester trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has named former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, now of Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda, as captain for the Super Eagles World Cup squad.

Iwobi, 21, scored in the 2-1 friendly defeat by England at Wembley on Saturday.

Also included in the Super Eagles squad for 2018 world cup is striker Simeon Nwankwo, of Serie B side FC Crotone, who only made his international debut in last week's 1-1 draw with DR Congo.

Here's Nigeria World Cup squad 2018 in full:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United).

Defenders: William Troost-Ekong and Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa).

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino, Italy).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone).

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