Moses, Iwobi, Ajiboye in Nigeria's squad for Russia World Cup

Who makes 23-man Super Eagles squad after provisional list

Who makes 23-man Super Eagles squad after provisional list

Nigeria have included Kano Pillars's Junior Lokosa and Crotone's Simeon Nwankwo in their 30-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Kano Pillars forward Lokosa recording 18 goals as at Match day 21 is getting his first call up as well as Crotone of Italy striker Nwankwo.

Moses, Iwobi and Musa lead a strong group of forwards in the 30-man squad that also includes Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon.

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

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Nwankwo is one of two surprise inclusions by coach Gernot Rohr after scoring seven goals in Serie A this season.

The three-time African champions's team list has Leicester City's duo of Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa and China-based Odion Ighalo.

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.

Nigeria has been drawn into Group D with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the upcoming World Cup.

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