Super Eagles
Super Eagles

THE SUPER Eagles had their main
training session in Yaounde after
they arrived earlier yesterday.
The Nigerian team arrived in
Yaounde at noon after Friday’s
stunning 4-0 win over Cameroon in
Uyo.
The victory put the Super Eagles
seven points clear of the struggling
Indomitable Lions after three games
in Russia 2018 World Cup African
qualifying Group B.
Zambia are second with four
points after their 3-1 victory on
Saturday over Algeria, who have
only one point.
Super Eagles are staying at the
five-star Hilton Yaounde, away
from the Lions base of Monte Febe
Hotel.
The second leg of the doubleheader
is scheduled for 7pm this
night at the Stade Omnisport
Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.
Meanwhile, Cameroon will seek
redemption when they face Nigeria
in a 2018 World Cup qualifying
clash at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
in Yaounde.
As a result of the comprehensive
victory already recorded, the Super
Eagles are on verge of qualifying
for Russia 2018: a win in Yaounde,
combined with a win or draw for
Algeria against Zambia in the other
Group B match on Tuesday, and
Nigeria will be able to book their
flights to Russia.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr
dedicated the victory on Friday
to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is
currently battling Leukemia, and
praised gloves-man Ikechukwu
Ezenwa, who put in a strong showing
against the Indomitable Lions.
As for Cameroon coach Hugo
Broos, the Belgian has admitted
that his side’s hopes of reaching
the World Cup are gone after the
heavy loss in Uyo.
“There is no pressure anymore
on Monday, Nigeria have nine
points, we have two points,”
Broos explained.
“But there is only an honour to
defend, there is no importance to
this. I just hope my players will
have the same mentality that I
have – that they will fight on
Monday till the last minute – to
beat Nigeria.
“If we had won this game, we
would have a chance, but we lost
it and I hope everyone will learn
from this.”
Gambian referee Bakary
Gassama will take charge of the
match in Yaounde on Monday
evening.

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