Nigerian fans react to Lokosa's Super Eagles invitation

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FC Crotone striker Simeon "Simy" Nwankwo, NPFL leading scorer Junior Lokosa, Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye as well as Stephen Eze have been listed on Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.

Some of the surprise inclusions are Kano Pillars's Junior Lokosa and Crotone's Simeon Nwankwo.

Nwankwo got his first global call-up following his fine form in the Italian topflight where he has scored six goals in his last seven outings.

Amuneke, who featured at the 1994 World Cup, further said the Eagles are capable of surpassing the Round 16 finish the country has achieved in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

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Other forwards that made the list include: Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Super Eagles are drawn in Group D and are to play against Iceland, Croatia and Argentina.

The list also includes Spain -based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

But missing from the 30-man selection released on Monday are Brown Ideye, Dele Alampasu, Anthony Nwakaeme, Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen and Kayode Olanrewaju.

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