Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Journalists applaud Rohr's 30-man Super Eagles provisional list

Journalists applaud Rohr's 30-man Super Eagles provisional list

The Eagles star who broke into the team immediately after Nigeria's third win of the African Nations Cup in the late Stephen Keshi era in 2013, was among the eight midfielders called up by the Franco-German tactician to fight for shirts as he seeks to further prune the list to a final 23 for the Mundial.

Siasia, who starred at the 1994 edition of the showpiece, however told the media in Abuja that coach Gernot Rohr's choice of players for the World Cup should be respected, because he is responsible for whatever result the team gets in Russian Federation.

"I like the methodical approach; the coach is really doing a great job, " he said. This Lokosa boy I don't know him. It is a wonderful privilege for me to make the [World Cup] list.

Five wing-backs have been selected in the preliminary list with the experienced Elderson Echiejile part of them.

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Also, he has only 12 appearances [nine league games] across all competitions in loan spells at Sivasspor and Cercle Brugge this season.

"We are happy with what we have on ground and there is no worry in the camp at all, anything that may come up will be just a minor issue".

"Well, the coaches picked him again, so the only thing I will say is at the end of the day I love coaches who pick players on merit and not sentiment", Disu continued. "Yes, I believe we are going to do very well at the World Cup because we have the right caliber of players for the tournament", Kanu said. It's bound to happen. "Go there with the best legs and make sure they represent Nigeria well".

The Super Eagles will begin their sixth World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium before facing Iceland and later Argentina in Group D.

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