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Junior Lokosa, Three Others Dropped From World Cup Squad

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has dropped four players from his World Cup-bound squad.

However, Moses Simon is currently nursing a thigh injury and will be out of action for at least three weeks, will be travelling with the team, according  to team sources.

Dropped from the squad are Standard Liege defender Uche Agbo, Bulgaria-based Stephen Eze, Dele Ajiboye of Plateau United and Nigerian Professional Football League top scorer, Junior Lokosa.

Lokosa made his international debut for the three-time African champions in Monday’s friendly against DR Congo.

CSN also gathered froma reliable source that Gent winger Simon will travel with the team to London for the proposed scan on his thigh injury.

Gernot Rohr and his team are sheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) Wednesday morning before they fly to London aboard a chartered aircraft for another pre-World Cup friendly against England’s Three Lions at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

After their game with England, the team will depart for Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a town in Austria, where they will spend eight days at the Avita Resort before flying to Russia.

They will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium on 6 June.​

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