Skipper Mikel John Obi has remained upbeat, ahead of today’s second round Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaoundé, insisting that the Eagles are out to complete the job they started last Friday in Uyo.
Mikel, who was in buoyant spirit as the Super Eagles departed Uyo for Yaounde yesterday afternoon noted that the team is very focused and keen to secure the maximum three points that would give Nigeria an express qualification for the world cup.
“We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time to finish it. If we can pick the World Cup ticket by Monday, why wait any longer?
“We are all very confident, because we know our ability and what we are ready to bring to the party.”
Nigeria achieved her highest win ever over Cameroon with the massive thumping of the Lions on Friday, and Mikel is aware the wounded Lions will want to salvage some pride.
“We are as hungry, perhaps even more hungry than they are. It will be a tough affair but we will give our very best to take the three points.”
Nigeria could become the first African team to earn a slot in Russia as early as Tuesday (next 48 hours) if they defeat the Cameroonians today in Yaounde and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday.