Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Junior Lokosa makes Super Eagles World Cup squad

Nigeria Announce Provisional World Cup Squad Little-Known Kano Pillars Striker Junior Lokosa Headlines Rohr's 30-Man World Cup List
Ben Pena | 16 May, 2018, 01:06

Continuous calls positioned the 35-year-old Lille's goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, in the shortlist for the World Cup, however, Rohr, arguing that he is more interested in building for the future than retracting his footsteps, chose to omit him.

Okala said that he personally saw the provisional list as a good list "with lots of hope in it".

Surprise invitee Lokosa now leads the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) goalscorers chat with 18 goals, recording his most recent goals in Kano Pillar's 3-1 victory over Kaduna United on Sunday.

"The journey started in 2015 when I made my debut".

"I have known him years back even in our local Nnaka League to be a great player that will go places".

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Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has named the country's league leading top scorers Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the new faces in the 30-man provisional list for the FIFA World Cup.

The Midfielders include Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Others in the list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

NAN reports that the Super Eagles will open its account at the World Cup on June 14 against Croatia in the city of Kaliningrad.

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