"In spite of our qualification and awareness of our participation in the forthcoming world cup in Russian Federation, fans have been eager to know calibre of players that will make the team".
Ikpea said the list reflects the desire of the Franco- German handler to present the best players possible for the country at the mundial.
Okala, who is the longest goalkeeper for Nigeria, however, said that he was happy for the new entrants into the squad - Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo.
"The journey started in 2015 when I made my debut".
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released a 30-man provisional squad for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup scheduled to hold from 14th June - 15th July.
China-based Super Eagles Captain Mikel John Obi, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun, as well as midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses also made the 30-man provisional list for the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
It included Goalkeepers - Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye.
The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze and Kenneth Omeruo.
NAN reports that the 2018 FIFA World would hold in Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.