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Nigeria announce jersey numbers for World Cup



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Players in the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been assigned their various jersey numbers ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which kicks off in ten days’ time in Russia.

The team, led by coach Gernot Rohr, arrived Austria on Sunday and have begun the final phase of their preparations ahead of this month’s global showpiece.

The number allocation was announced in a tweeted video on Super Eagles’ verified Twitter handle on Monday morning.

Some players like captain John Mikel Obi, striker Odion Ighalo et al retained their usual jersey numbers, while others got new numbers.

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The Full Squad and their designated numbers:

23 – Francis Uzoho
16 – Daniel Akpeyi
1 – Ikechukwu Ezenwa
5 – William Troost-Ekong
6 – Leon Balogun
12 – Shehu Abdullahi
2 – Bryan Idowu
21 – Tyronne Ebuehi
20 – Chidozie Awaziem
22 – Kenneth Omeruo
3 – Elderson Echiejile
17 – Ogenyi Onazi
4 – Wilfred Ndidi
19 – John Ogu
15 – Joel Obi
10 – John Mikel Obi
8 – Oghenekaro Etebo
18 – Alex Iwobi
14 – Kelechi Iheanacho
9 – Odion Ighalo
13 – Simeon Nwankwo
7 – Ahmed Musa
11 – Victor Moses

Meanwhile, as the Super Eagles train in Vienna, Austria, they are billed to face Czech Republic in a friendly on Wednesday before flying out to Russia for the World Cup.

In Russia, the Eagles will play Croatia on June 16, meet Iceland on June 22 before battling Argentina on June 26, as they hope to advance from the group phase of the finals.

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