Lagos, May 15 (IANS): Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has named the country’s league leading top scorers Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the new faces in the 30-man provisional list for the FIFA World Cup.
Kano Pillars forward Lokosa got his first call up as well as Italian Serie A side Crotone’s striker Nwankwo, reports Xinhua news agency.
Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.
The team is scheduled to take on DR Congo on May 28, before moving out to England to take on Three Lions in Wembley stadium on June 2 and the Czech Republic on June 6.
Nigeria has been drawn into Group D with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the upcoming World Cup.