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Nigeria name uncapped strikers for World Cup

AFP  |  Abuja 

named uncapped strikers of side and Junior Lokosa, top scorer in Nigeria's domestic league, in a 30-man provisional squad Friday for the Cup in

'Simy' Nwankwo has impressed in the with seven goals thus far, while Lokosa has netted 18 with Kano Pillars. A final squad of 23 players will be drawn from the provisional squad before the June 14-July 15 tournament starts.

The full squad: Goalkeepers: (Deportivo La Coruna), (Enyimba), (Chippa United), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge), (Mainz 05), William Troost-Ekong, (Bursaspor), (Hull City), Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag), (Amkar Perm), (Lokomotiv Plodiv), Chiedozie Awaziem (FC Nantes)

Midfielders: (Leicester City), (Trabzonspor), (Tianjin Teda), (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), Joel Obi (Torino), Mikel Agu (Bursaspor), Uche Agbo (Standard Liege)

Forwards: (FC Crotone), Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), (CSKA Moscow), (KAA Gent),

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 22:50 IST