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Agu, Aina out of World Cup squad as Rohr names 23 man list

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By Ijeoma Okigbo

Bursaspor’s Mikel Agu and Chelsea’s Ola Aina have been pulled out of the Super Eagles World Cup squad as Gernot Rohr named the 23 man list for the mundial.

This was in a tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation’s twitter handle @thenff on Sunday with the names of those who made the cut.

In a video released by the team’s former media officer, Colin Udoh, on twitter @colinudoh, Rohr said the duo would be on standby.

Eagles final squad:

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United/RSA), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP)

Defenders : William Troost-Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi (Bursaspor/TUR), Leon Balogun (Brighton Hove Albion/ENG), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea/ENG), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm/RUS), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto/POR), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge/BEL), Tyronne Ebuehi (Benfica/POR)

Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Tianjin Teda/CHN), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor/TUR), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva/ISR), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City/ENG),Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense/POR), Joel Obi (Torino FC/ITA)

Forwards: Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai/CHN), Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho(leicester City/ENG), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal/ENG), Simeon Nwankwo (FC Crotone/ITA), Victor Moses (Chelsea/ENG).