The federal government of Nigeria has urged the country’s national team to go all out and beat their opponent, Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier this Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Although, the Super Eagles are in firm position on the log of the table, currently leading their African rivals Cameroon by four points with four games left, a win would see them open up a seven-point gap in the group as the race for Russia 2018 World Cup intensifies.
After the two matches played in group B of the qualifier comprising of Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia, Nigeria is leading with 6 points, Cameroon have 2 points while Zambia and Algeria have 1 point respectively.
While speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung, said that all arrangements have been put in place to ensure victory for Nigeria.
“We have taken necessary steps to Foster any possibility of challenges that will make the country not to win the match, said the Minister.
“Every step has been taken, we have also mobilised, during my conversation with the technical team and the national coach, the response is that the players are in high spirit, that he has carefully made selection which will deliver.
“We are determined to extend the lead in our group and to deliver the ticket to Nigerians. All that we expect from the citizens is to be in high spirit and render the normal support to our team.
“We are conscious of the fact that, after the match, Eagles will be going to Cameroon on the 4th of September for the second leg, there will be no enough time for practice so, we have trained in anticipation for this two matches in our hands
“I want to assure Nigerians that the team will not disappoint.” He pledged.
The encounter is scheduled to kick off at 5:00pm on Friday, September 1, 2017.