Ikeme's Absence My Biggest W  Cup Regret- Rohr

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

Nigeria are pooled in the same group as Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in a section considered as the toughest but Mikel insisted just as they navigated through a hard qualification series, they would come out unscathed "I believe we can beat Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, if we really want it", Mikel said on a special World Cup documentary.

The Midfielders include Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.


"I think these players are the best we have right now, if we have other players elsewhere, maybe they are not up to the quality of those the coach invited right now". Save injuries, some of the players are sure to be in the final list for the World Cup.

"I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Nwankwo, made the list".

Siasia also said Efe Ambrose, a defender who plays for Hibernian, should have been given a chance to prove himself, "given the problem we have at the back".


On the team's preparation, Izilien said it had been exceptional and methodical. They are thirsty for glory.

"I don't know why they didn't put him there. The target is to conclude the deal and sign before the World Cup starts and that is very possible now given the level of work already done", said the source.

"The coach must have monitored the players very well".


"Rohr is noble enough to keep his winning team; there is an adage which says you don't change a winning team". The team's responsibility is just to play football.

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