BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
The Nigeria Football federation has released a provisional list of 30 players from which a final list of 23 will be made on June 4. In the list are two players from the domestic league.
They are Dele Ajiboye, goalkeeper with Plateau United and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars. The remaining 28 except Italy-based Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo are the usual suspects.
Nwankwo plays as a forward for the Italian Serie A club, Crotone and scored seven goals in the season just ended. He is the only uncapped player in Rohr’s list.
The rest are:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Dele Ajiboye.
Defenders: William Ekong-Troost, Leone Balogun, Olaolu Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdulahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi and Stephen Eze.
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu.
Forwards: Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo. Seven of them are destined to be dropped by June 4.