The Nigerian team will play Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Port Harcourt on May 25, after which the final squad will be announced. "I wish all the invited players best of luck", told ScoreNigeria.
Lokosa has been in terrific form in the Nigeria Professional Football League scoring 18 goals in 20 matches - including a brace against Katsina United on Sunday. He is simply a great player.
A former Coach of the Super Falcons, Godwin Izilien, says the provisional 30-man list released by Coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the 2018 World Cup, will surpass the expectations of Nigerians.
Chelsea forward Victor Moses leads the forward line that consists of Nwankwo, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.
The absence of Ikeme on Rohr's 30-man provisional squad to Russian Federation 2018 means that the Eagles No 1 spot is now up for grabs between four goalkeepers - Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Daniel Akpeyi.
The Defenders are Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu, Elderson Echejile, Shehu Abdulahi, Ola Aina, Tyrone Ebuehi, Stephen Eze and Chidozie Awaziem.
Continuous calls positioned the 35-year-old Lille's goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, in the shortlist for the World Cup, however, Rohr, arguing that he is more interested in building for the future than retracting his footsteps, made a decision to omit him.
The Midfielders includes: Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.