15 May 2018

Nigeria: Super Eagles List a True Reflection of What Most Nigerians Wanted - Amaraizu

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Ebere Amaraizu, a Director in Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO), says the 30-man provisional list of the Super Eagles to the World Cup is "unquestionable".

"It is a true reflection of what most Nigerians wanted," Amaraizu said on Tuesday in Enugu.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday released Coach Gernot Rohr's 30-man provisional squad for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Rohr's list include Goalkeepers - Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye.

The defenders are Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu, Elderson Echejile, Shehu Abdulahi, Ola Aina, Tyrone Ebuehi, Stephen Eze and Chidozie Awaziem.

The Midfielders includes: Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Attackers are Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Junior Lokosa (new entrant), Simeon Nwankwo (new entrant), Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Amaraizu, who is NLO's Director in-charge of the South-East, said that Rohr and his technical team must have taken pains and time to study the list over and over again.

"It is the best we have and we are bringing to the table for now," he added.

On the new entrants and players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the list; Amaraizu said the number of NPFL players showed that the Nigerian leagues had grown.

"I must commend Coach Rohr and his technical team for blending quality NPFL players into the team in the provisional list.

"It clearly shows that the Nigerian leagues are all growing and producing quality players capable of shouldering international responsibility for the country," he added.

NAN reports that the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals' is scheduled to kick off from June 14 to July 15. (NAN)

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