Friday, 14 December, 2018

Nwankwo, Lokosa, Ajiboye make W'Cup list

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Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 09:33

"It is a true reflection of what most Nigerians wanted", Amaraizu said on Tuesday in Enugu.

GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Francis Uzoho, (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

Chelsea forward Victor Moses leads the forward line that consists of Nwankwo, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidera Eze, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, Tyrone Ebuhehi, Ola Aina, Elderson Echejile, Brian Idowu, Efe Ambrose.

Amaraizu, who is NLO's Director in-charge of the South-East, said that Rohr and his technical team must have taken pains and time to study the list over and over again.

The Kano Pillars hotshot has scored 18 goals so far in the current Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season and leads the goal chart.

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.

"It clearly shows that the Nigerian leagues are all growing and producing quality players capable of shouldering worldwide responsibility for the country", he added.

Nigeria are the only one of Africa's five representatives from the last World Cup to return for the 2018 edition, which is being hosted by Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.