Super Eagles midfielder and Captain, Mikel Obi has reiterated the team’s committment to brush aside the threat made by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ahead of Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
The Super Eagles, are top of group B with six points having beating Zambia 2-1 and Algeria 3-1 while Cameroon are second on two points after drawing against Algeria and Zambia respectively.
As both teams will be desperate for three points, the former Chelsea midfielder, stated that the team will pick the maximum points against Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
“These three points will go a long way in our qualifying campaign. We have got a very good team . We have got a very young team with a lot of quality ,” Mikel said.
“We are on top of the table on Six points and we want to win . Cameroon also want to win , so it’ s really going to be a do- or- die affair . We are looking forward to the game and we want to make sure we qualify and hopefully we will do that. We need to make sure we qualify first. There is a big task ahead of us”
“Nigeria are a strong team, According to the Indomitable lion stars, Bassagog.
They have very good players and many of them are playing in Europe. But we must defeat them if we are to maintain our qualifying hopes. We should take the game to them. We need to fight to defeat them,” Bassagog told FIFA.com
On their progress under Belgian coach Hugo Broos, he added: “Our players are young, but we are strong as a team.
“He is a good coach. He knows what the players are good at so he can get the best out of us. In this team, everyone has his chance.”