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Abdullahi 'honoured' to be listed in prelim World Cup squad

Abdullahi 'honoured' to be listed in prelim World Cup squad”

The 25-year old was involved in the goal against Zambia that sealed Nigeria's qualification for the World Cup, and barring any unforseen circumstance, should make the final 23-man squad to Russian Federation.

Okala, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu, said the selected as dedicated players that would do the country proud.

Though the four keepers have no World Cup experience but Rufai said he expects either Daniel Akpeyi or Dele Ajiboye to be dropped when the list is announced.

"The journey started in 2015 when I made my debut".

"I pray he joins other great and wonderful players in the team to make Nigerians proud, " he added.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has released a 30-man provisional squad for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup which holds next month.

Rohr named Captain Mikel Obi, goalkeeper ...

The list comprises of 4 goalkeepers, 10 defenders, 8 midfielders and 8 forwards.

The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze and Kenneth Omeruo.

Also in the team are Leicester City's duo of Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa and China-based Odion Ighalo.

NAN reports that the 2018 FIFA World would hold in Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.

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