A Glance At Gernot Rohr Super Eagles 35 Man Provisional List For Russia 2018


As coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr get set to release his 35 man provisional list for the World Cup in Russia later in the year, Owngoalnigeria.com takes a look at the names who could make the squad.


In 48 hours time Rohr will make the list official, but our editorial team have grouped the players into three categories namely Sure Bets, Possibles and No Chance.

The Sure Bets are those who are already in the squad base on their performance with the team and affiliation while the Possibles are those who are in with a chance to make it. The No Chance group are players who were given a chance by the coach to stake claim for spots but fail to make use of it.

Sure Bets:


Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Daniel Akpeyi

Francis Odinaka Uzoho

Dele Alampasu

Defenders :

Leon Balogun

William Troost-Ekong

Shehu Abdullahi

Elderson Echiejile

Brian Idowu

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Tyronne Ebuehi

Ola Aina

Chidozie Awaziem

Kenneth Omeruo

Stephen Eze

Uche Agbo

Midfielders :

John Obi Mikel

Wilfred Ndidi

Oghenekaro Etebo

Ogenyi Onazi

John Ogu

Mikel Agu

Joel Obi

Ebere Eze


Odion Ighalo

Ahmed Musa

Kelechi Iheanacho

Junior Ajayi

Junior Lokosa

Sadiq Umar

Simy Nwankwo

Gabriel Okechukwu

Olarewaju Kayode

Henry Onyekuru

Moses Simon

Alex Iwobi

Victor Moses


Olamilekan Adeleye

Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee

Brown Ideye

Samuel Kalu

Maduka Okoye

No Chance:

Isaac Success

Chidiebere Nwakali

Aaron Samuel

Anderson Esiti

Anthony Nwakaeme