Argentina, Iceland and Croatia lie in wait for the Super Eagles, in a group which Ighalo believes his side can make the next round.
Odion Ighalo admits Nigeria’s World Cup zone is ‘a tough group’ but feels that his side can qualify from Group D.
Gernot Rohr’s men have been drawn against debutants Iceland, Croatia and eternal rivals Argentina for their six World Cup campaign since 1994.
The Super Eagles were knocked out at the second round in Brazil, and Ighalo, who will be eyeing his World Cup debut, knows his side must prepare well and compete for points.
“It is a tough group and even the other teams there, will be wary of Nigeria too,” Ighalo said after the draws.
“I believe this because if they look at our past records, especially our qualification to the World Cup not losing any game and our last friendly win over Argentina.
“I won’t tell lie, it’s a tough group but I believe we can come out if we stick to our plans for what we have been doing throughout the qualifiers, we can qualify.
With Iceland making their debut appearance and Croatia needing a playoff win over Greece to secure a World Cup ticket, the 28-year-old insists no team will be a pushover.