The Super Eagles of Nigeria stand the chance of picking their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup when they beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo later today. The match kicks-off at 5.00p.m. (Nigerian time) at the Godwil Akpabio stadium in Akwa Ibom State. Nigeria sits at the top of the log on Group B and additional three points will fully establish their superiority over the group, which was touted as the group of death with Cameroon and Algeria.
A draw in the game, which is not likely will however leave the Super Eagles still leading with three points with one match to play and a much better goal difference over the rest in the group. Therefore a draw would not quite button down their World Cup spot just yet. But the team is in high spirit according to the captain, Mikel Obi, who said he cannot wait to make another appearance in another World Cup. Should Nigeria win the game today at the end of 90 minutes, it would be the first time the Super Eagles would qualify for a major international tournament lately without using the “if this“ and “if that” calculator.
The Nigerian Coach, Gernot Rohr has said the match remains one of the most important games of the Super Eagles under his command, which he said all hands are on deck to ensure a successful outing and a firm guarantee for Russia’s ticket. Although the German said he is concerned about the youthfulness of Chipolopolo, he assured Nigerians that the Super Eagles would not underestimate the visiting Zambians, whom they beat 2 -1 during the first leg of the encounter in Zambia.