Only six players in the provisional squad have previously represented Nigeria at the World Cup. "I wish all the invited players best of luck", told ScoreNigeria.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Professional Football League's highest goal scorer in the current season, Junior Lokosa, has been given the opportunity to stake a claim to a spot on the Russia-bound team after he was included in the 30-man list.
"I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Nwankwo, made the list".
Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, yesterday named a 30-man provisional squad for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leading goals scorer Junior Lokosa and Plateau United first choice goaltender Dele Ajiboye making the list.
GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Francis Uzoho, (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).
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.
China-based captain Mikel Obi leads the squad having fellow midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi, Mikel Agu and Uche Agbo.
Legendary Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai would not go with the popular call for Francis Uzoho to be the anointed first choice goalkeeper at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.