Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has criticized the 30-man provisional list released by Gernot Rohr for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Siasia questioned why Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose and Al Ahly’s Junior Ajayi were excluded from the squad.

The Olympics silver medal winner was quick to add that Rohr’s list should be respected as he would be the one to take responsibility for whatever happens.

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“I think Efe’s experience and form for his Scottish side Hibernian is good enough to get him into the list, and he would be of immense help to the Super Eagles defence at the World Cup, while Junior Ajayi would have added fire power to the Eagles attack, and should have been given the chance to prove himself,” Siasia, who starred for Nigeria at the World Cup in 1994, said.

“All the same, the coach knows what he is doing and has picked his team, we just have to support him for Nigeria to do well in Russia. We cannot win the World Cup but if we emerge from the group stage, our team can spring some surprises.”

Nigeria will open their Russia World Cup campaign with a game against Croatia on June 16.

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