Lokosa ready to grab World Cup chance

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"The list is fantastic; I believe Rohr has done his homework very well before coming out with the list".

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles will meet President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on May 29.

"He (Efe) would be of vast help to the Super Eagles defence at the World Cup, while Junior Ajayi would have added fire power to the Eagles attack, and should have been given the chance to prove himself".

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He said: "Ajayi came in for just about one minute". Training and playing is not the same thing.

Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.

"I give God the glory and the coach [Gernot Rohr] for this opportunity", Lokosa told Goal.

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The recall of Efe Ambrose from the Scottish League and Junior Lokossa who is being given a chance, is also good, " he said.

The Super Eagles are heading to their sixth World Cup, having taken part in the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions - with a place in the Round of 16 their best performance ever.

"I also like the fact that he put the list to his chest and did not succumb to pressures before releasing it. But the coach has to do whatever he thinks it's the best", said the ex-Flying Eagles coach.

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"All that is needed now is to pray that the list of players released gives us the desired result at the World Cup".

In Coach Rohr's 30-man provisional list are goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Dele Ajiboye and Francis Uzoho.

Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa and Crotone attacker, Simeon Nwankwo are the surprise inclusions as Malaga's Brown Ideye was dropped.

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