Recuperating
Super Eagles attacker, Moses Simon has not been dropped after
all and was on the plane
to London with his team mates ahead of the pre-World Cup friendly
match against England.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The news broke a few
days ago that Simon would not be part of the team to London and
Russia for the World Cup after a scan showed he would not be fit for
three weeks.                                                                                                                                However, a fresh scan in abuja on
Tuesday gave a ray of hope and he would now need a 3rd
scan in London before the coaches and medical crew make up their
minds on the final 23 players for Nigeria’s World Cup party.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Captain of the team, Mikel John Obi was
joined on the chartered flight from Abuja to London on Wednesday
afternoon by deputy skipper Ogenyi Onazi, defender Kenneth Omeruo and
pacy winger Ahmed Musa.                                                                            
Mikel,
Onazi, Omeruo and Musa all represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World
Cup finals in Brazil, and alongside Chelsea FC wingback Victor Moses
(who was also in Brazil and who will join the contingent in London)
constitute the spine of a young squad inspired to dazzle the world in
Russia.

The
Super Eagles will train at the Wembley Stadium (venue of Saturday’s
clash with England’s Three Lions) between 5pm-6pm on Friday, after
a pre-match press conference scheduled for the Stadium’s conference
room at 4.15pm.

Saturday’s
encounter, the third official match between two countries with
considerable historical affinity, will start at
5.15pm. The 4 players dropped by Rohr from the
initial 30 man provisioonal list are Dele Ajiboye, Stephen Eze, Uche
Agbo and Junior Lokosa

THE
TEAM

Goalkeepers:
Francis Uzoho; Daniel Akpeyi; Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Defenders:
Abdullahi Shehu; Olaoluwa Aina; Tyronne Ebuehi; William Ekong; Leon
Balogun; Chidozie Awaziem; Elderson Echiejile; Kenneth Omeruo; Bryan
Idowu

Midfielders:
Wilfred Ndidi; Mikel John Obi; Ogenyi Onazi; John Ogu; Mikel Agu;
Oghenekaro Etebo; Joel Obi

Forwards:
Odion Ighalo; Simeon Nwankwo; Alex Iwobi; Ahmed Musa; Kelechi
Iheanacho. Moses Simon (further checks in the UK); Victor Moses (to
join team in London)

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