Captain Mikel Obi was in buoyant mood as the Super Eagles arrived Yaounde on Sunday for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Monday.
“We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time to finish it. If we can pick the World Cup ticket by Monday, why wait any longer? We are all very confident, because we know our ability and what we are ready to bring to the party,” Mikel said.
Nigeria achieved her highest win ever over Cameroon with the 4-0 thumping of the Lions in Uyo on Friday, and Mikel is aware the wounded Lions would want to salvage some pride.
“We are as hungry, perhaps even more hungry than they are. It will be a tough affair but we will give our very best to take the three points.”
Nigeria could become the first African team to earn a slot in Russia as early as Tuesday, if they defeat the Cameroonians on Monday in Yaounde and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday.
Team coach Gernot Rohr has 23 players to select from, with goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu; defenders Uche Agbo, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Ola Aina, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi and Chidozie Awaziem; midfielders Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Mikel Agu; and forwards Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Anthony Nwakaeme and Kelechi Iheanacho making the trip.