Nigeria Final 23-Man List to Russia 2018

Former Chelsea Midfielder and Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel tops the list of 23 players that will represent Nigeria at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The list released by the Nigeria Football Federation on their official twitter handle shows that Mikel Agu and Ola Aina has been drop to alternate list, though they will still travel to Russia but as standby players.

Having adjusted the list to 25 before England friendly game, Chelsea man Ola Aina and FC Porto midfielder Mikel Agu are place on standby but not in the 23-man list.
FULL SUQAD
GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba, Nigeria), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain).

DEFENDERS: William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor, Turkey), Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Tyronne Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal).

MIDFIELDERS: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin Teda, China), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheba, Israel), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Feirense, Portugal), Joel Obi (Torino, Italy).

ATTACKERS: Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England), Victor Moses (Chelsea, England), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy).

The surprise inclusion in the team are Joel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi as their performance against England does not justify their inclusion.

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4
36
15
21
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25
20
5
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11
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30
20
10
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8
11
6
23
22
1
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7
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8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
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26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
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25
9
7
9
27
29
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10
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9
7
8
18
25
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37
11
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9
25
23
2
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28
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21
21
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8
7
10
19
19
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31
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25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
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25
8
6
11
23
28
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30
17
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27
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18
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