March 23, 2018

Nigeria Qualifies For 2018 FIFA World Cup

08 October 2017, 12:32 | Ross Houston

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Gernot Rohr's men top Group B with 13 points, six points ahead of second placed Zambia.

The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russian Federation after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance.

With the likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Kelechi Iheanacho on the bench, Nigeria has quality players to call on if there be need.

It will be Nigeria's sixth appearance at the World Cup tournament.

Nigeria would hold on to win 1-0 and as a result, become the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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"I believe the Eagles will triumph over Zambia 100 per cent". Their only match not to win was a 1-1 draw away to Cameroon.

"Nigerians have nothing to worry about for Saturday match and I will only appeal to them to remain supportive with their prayers as the team is eager to make them proud", he concluded.

"My wife is Russian, she flew to Russia today for good luck, and she and the kids will be in Russia to cheer us up at the World Cup".

The former Germany-based player said the Eagles defence is strong enough to withstand the Zambian attack, adding that IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, can stop the Zambians.

Meanwhile, Zambia football legend, Kalusha Bwalya has talked up his country's chances of beating Nigeria in Saturday's match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

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