Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr, has named players who will automatically make the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Rohr’s list of players in this category include captain John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Balogun and William Troost-Ekong.
The Franco-German coach told Soccer Laduma, “We have a few very experienced players, such as our captain John Obi Mikel.
“Our two central defenders William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun are also very important to us.
“We have players such as Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi– they are also very important for us.
“We have many young players, and everyone has a role to play in our team.
“But the most important leaders are our captain Mikel, the vice-captain Ogenyi Onazi, and Ahmed Musa also.”