Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has given an indication of those he may likey drop from his squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Among those likey to miss out are Kenneth Omeruo, Anthony Nwakaeme and Kayode Olarenwaju. Aside Omeruo, other players were on the fringes of the World Cup squad during the qualifying run.
A Nigerian Daily, The Guardian reported that the Coach has a 33 man list from which he will select his final 23 players for next year’s tournament.
According to the newspaper, it quoted some insiders at the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF saying that the Coach has his first 15 players and will fill in the remaining eight slots after various friendly matches.
In Coach Rohr’s 33-man list are goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Francis Uzoho. Vincent Enyeama is on standby.
The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo.
Skipper John Obi Mikel leads the midfield, which has also Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Mikel Agu, Ogenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi.
The attackers are Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses and Moses Simon.
Nigeria listed three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and seven attackers to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil