Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala

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Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidera Eze, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, Tyrone Ebuhehi, Ola Aina, Elderson Echejile, Brian Idowu, Efe Ambrose.

"We are not scared of the teams in our group, we are happy with the team, we have a blend of experienced and young and fit players; a good squad with a good coach".

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. Players like the Captain, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Francis Uzoho and Odion Ighalo.

On the team's preparation, Izilien said it had been exceptional and methodical.

"I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Nwankwo, made the list". They are thirsty for glory. We did not miss out any player that is in form but omitted from the list.

Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala
Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala

"What we have done is to prepare better for the World Cup than what we have done in the past".

"If you pick players along because of sentiment or because they have godfathers, it is going to hurt the team at the end because the World Cup is a global tournament; a tournament you have to go with only your best".

"I see Rohr as someone who knew his onions very well and wants success, he works for success".

"From goalkeepers to the attackers, they are well balanced and they have played together for a while now, only that the strikers need to have some hunger in them so as to outscore our opponents, " he said.

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