Nigeria Says Its World Cup Kit Has Broken Pre-Order Records

Posted June 01, 2018

The Franco-German had earlier revealed that five players would be dropped from the cut but injury to winger Moses Simon opened up for probably one new inclusion, with Rohr opting for FC Crotone of Italy striker Simeon Nwankwo as the striker battles it out for the final 23-man squad that will fly to Russian Federation in the coming days.

Victor Moses joined up with the Nigeria squad on Thursday after taking some time off to celebrate a second honeymoon following his FA Cup final win with Chelsea.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has dropped four players from his provisional 30-man squad: goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, defenders Stephen Eze and Uche Agbo, and forward Junior Lokosa.

"It's tough because we can't take all the 30 players to the World Cup", team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye told BBC Sport.

The 25-man travelling to London includes Premier League quintet of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi.

This much was disclosed by Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, who hinted that there is a need for him to know if Ndidi would be able to play at the World Cup before he rolls out his final list of 23 players for the global soccer showpiece.

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday evening paid a surprise visit to the camp of the Super Eagles in Abuja.

NB: Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium) travels to undergo further medical tests.