Ezenwa To Start Ahead Akpeyi

01 September, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • The Super Eagles led by Captain John Obi Mikel, training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium…yesterday

Although the Cameroonians had not indicated the time of arrival for the match, The Guardian learnt that the Indomitable Lions have also been working day and night to ensure they win the game in Uyo.

"Since last November we know we were going to play Cameroon".

"We have to make sure that we are undeterred, focused and play well".

The match comes up on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Only one team will make it to the finals in Russian Federation next year. He added: "The World Cup is the biggest stage in football. World Cup is the best tournament in the world and everyone wants to be there", he told media.

"So, we expect a win in Uyo and hopefully we expect a win in Cameroon or a draw at worse".

Andy Murray will not be at Flushing Meadows
Open because of a hip injury, adding to the lengthy list of top players who will miss the year's last Grand Slam tournament. They were drawn Friday into the same half of the bracket, meaning they could only meet in the semifinals in NY .

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi also withdrew from the squad on Sunday with a thigh problem.

Yesterday was the day of decision for Rohr, who has been forced by injury to look for a replacement for first choice goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi and he wasted no time in handing the mantle to FC IfeanyiUbah's goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Also, Nigeria is where my origins are.

Hugo Broos, head coach of the Indomitable Lions, has said Cameroon needs at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

"We are targeting four points in the double-header", said the Belgian coach, who led the Indomitable Lions to win the AFCON in February in Gabon.

"Those three points are very important to our FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, and I am confident we will get them".

"It is an important game for as a team, we know it's going to be hard, but we are prepared to beat Nigeria".

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