Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Eagles unchanged for Zambia clash

John Mikel Obi 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Mikel assures of victory over Zambia
Garry Little | 08 October, 2017, 00:35

"It was my goal to qualify this team to an fantastic tournament like the World Cup", Mikel said.

"I am delighted to see Akpeyi back for the Super Eagles because we need all of our best players ahead of the match".

The Super Eagles have now qualified for seven of eight World Cups, the only exception since their debut in 1994 being Germany 2006.

The West African giant became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, after they won Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

"I believe the Eagles will triumph over Zambia 100 per cent".

Only the five group winners qualify from Africa.

"The game on Saturday will be like the games against Algeria and Cameroon in Uyo, which we won 3-1 and 4-0 respectively".

The Super Eagles have made a lot of Nigerians happy today with this victory, but as a former Governor of Lagos state once said "the reward of hard work is more work". "We know that we still have a good chance of going to the World Cup if we win here in Uyo and that is what we plan to do". This would create a blockbuster final day as Nigeria dropping points would pave the way for Zambia to qualify for the World Cup for the first time.

Rohr has already hinted the FC Ifeanyiubah shot stopper should keep his place particularly after he was voted the best goalkeeper at the recent WAFU Cup in Ghana.

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