Super Eagles will qualify for Russian Federation 2018 ―Dalung

Posted September 01, 2017

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroun on Thursday afternoon, touched down at the Ibom International Airport in Uyo, ahead of tomorrow's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. The final two qualifiers will be played in October and November with only the five group winners progressing to play in Russian Federation.

He said: "We have prepared very well and the team is in high spirit, ready to do their best. The home fans will also give him confidence".

"We have to make sure that we are undeterred, focused and play well".

He said that he was alright with the weather in Uyo and would play to win the match.

"They have always given us problems beating them", he admitted.

Said is in the squad, and so is 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, as Egypt seek a win after losing the 2017 Nations Cup final to Cameroon and a 2019 qualifier in Tunisia.

Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria qualified for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments, but only one of the three countries can make it to Russian Federation.

He added: " We want to go to the World Cup; it's as simple as that. "If we win tomorrow's game, we shall keep the hope for Russian Federation alive", the captain said.

Arsenal young forward Alex Iwobi will miss this encounter following a thigh strain he suffered in training with his London club.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has revealed that goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will start against Cameroon following an injury to Daniel Akpeyi.

On his part, Rohr explained that his men know they have a big game on their hands.

"We want to assure Nigerians that we will definitely make good our promise of delivering the ticket for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation".

They will be rugged as usual, tight and well organised at the back with AFCON 2017 MVP Christian Bassogog, Vincent Aboubakar and Fabrice Olinga their major threats in attack.