Nigeria name uncapped strikers for World Cup
Abuja, May 14 (AFP) Nigeria named uncapped strikers Simeon Nwankwo of Serie A side Crotone and Junior Lokosa, top scorer in Nigeria's domestic league, in a 30-man provisional squad Friday for the World Cup in Russia.
'Simy' Nwankwo has impressed in the Serie A with seven goals thus far, while Lokosa has netted 18 with Kano Pillars. A final squad of 23 players will be drawn from the provisional squad before the June 14-July 15 tournament starts.
The full squad: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge), Leon Balogun (Mainz 05), William Troost-Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi (Bursaspor), Ola Aina (Hull City), Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plodiv), Chiedozie Awaziem (FC Nantes)
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), Joel Obi (Torino), Mikel Agu (Bursaspor), Uche Agbo (Standard Liege)
Forwards: Simeon Nwankwo (FC Crotone), Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Moses Simon (KAA Gent), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)