Nigeria include uncapped Simeon Nwankwo, Junior Lokosa in provisional 30-man squad

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Seven players will be dropped after the England game for the mandatory 23 that will be submitted to feature in Russian Federation.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)/leading top scorer Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo are the new faces that graced the list.

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Others in the list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.

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The big surprise is the inclusion of Italy based uncapped forward Simeon Nwankwo who features for Crotone as well as three local based players.

Nigeria finished their World Cup qualifying group comfortably in the first place gaining 14 points out of possible 18.

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Midfielders: Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu. The Super Green Eagles were drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

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