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Rohr Drops Lokosa, Eze, Two Others Ahead Of World Cup

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday finally pruned down his  30-man provisional squad  for the Russia 2018 World Cup to 25 players.

Rohr dropped  domestic  league  top scorer Junior Lokosa, Standard Liege midfielder Uche Agbo,  Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Stephen Eze and Plateau United Dele Ajiboye.  Twenty-three players will make the final squad.

The NFF said in a statement that  Mikel  Obi, Ogenyi Onazi,  Kenneth Omeruo,  Ahmed Musa, Bryan Idowu, Tyronne Ebuehi, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi,  Ikechukwu Ezenwa,  Ola Aina, Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi, Joel Obi, William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem and  Elderson Echiejile were on the chartered flight that conveyed the players to London.

Others are Wilfred Ndidi,  John Ogu, Mikel Agu,  Oghenekaro Etebo, Odion Ighalo, Simeon Nwankwo, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Nigeria play Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the group stage of the June 14 to July 15 tournament in Russia.

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