World Cup season is here!!! The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off on Thursday 14th, June. In line with FIFA’s tradition, the first match of the tournament is between the Host Nation Russia as they take on Saudi Arabia.
Our very own Team Nigeria has been dubbed one of the favourite teams to watch as well as one of most entertaining nations at the World Cup, this is owing to the fact that we play with so much flair, emotion, and heart. All of which come together beautifully to captivate fans around the world.
A few things you ought to know about our very own Team Nigeria;
Gernot Rohr, a former German player and one-time coach of Niger’s national team is the current coach and boss of The Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Super Eagles boss is currently in camp with his 30 man team ahead of our friendly games against DR Congo on Monday, May 28 and England on Saturday, June 2.
Here’s a detailed list of the 30 man Super Eagles squad as selected by our coach; Gernot Rohr. The name of the players, the position they play and their club side. This is however a Provisional squad as the list would be trimmed down to 23 players. The final team of 23 for the World Cup in Russia.
|Goal Keepers||Francis Uzoho||Deportivo La Coruna|
|Daniel Akpeyi||Chippa United|
|Dele Ajiboye||Plateau United|
|Tyronne Ebuehi||ADO Den Haag|
|Olaoluwa Aina||Hull City|
|Elderson Echiejile||Cercle Brugge|
|Bryan Idowu||Amkar Perm|
|Stephen Eze||Lokomotiv Plovdiv|
|Midfielders||Mikel John Obi||Tianjin Teda|
|Wilfred Ndidi||Leicester City|
|Oghenekaro Etebo||Las Palmas|
|John Ogu||Hapoel Be’er Sheva)|
|Uche Agbo||Standard Liege|
|Forwards||Ahmed Musa||CSKA Moscow|
|Kelechi Iheanacho||Leicester City|
|Odion Ighalo||Changchun Yatai|
|Junior Lokosa||Kano Pillars|
As a team The Super Eagles of Nigeria has had 5 previous World Cup appearances, 3 out of which we made it as far as the Round of 16; with Russia 2018 being our sixth appearance.
Drawn in Group D, the Super Eagles would be going head to head against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the group stages of the tournament.
These are our match Fixtures; Date, country and time of play.
June 16: Nigeria vs. Croatia at 8pm
June 21: Nigeria vs. Iceland at 4pm
June 26: Nigeria vs. Argentina at 7pm
Ensure you’re tuned in and rooting for our very own Super Eagles. But above all, this is wishing the Super Eagles of Nigeria a Historic feat at the World Cup. Let’s go make Mama Africa proud! Go Team Nigeria!!!