By Nurudeen Obalola in Uyo:
Former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali is backing the team to defeat Algeria here in Uyo this evening and stay on top of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying group.
A win for Nigeria will take them five points clear of Algeria in the race to Russia and Agali believes the Eagles will deliver when they face the Fennecs from 5pm.
"The Eagles know what's at stake and they won't want to disappoint 200 million Nigerians," Agali told Completesportsnigeria.com at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
"Of course Algeria have a good team and they're not here to play around, but the Eagles are at home and I believe in them."
Former Schalke striker Agali, who scored five goals in 12 games for the Super Eagles between 2001 and 2004 and retired from football at just 32 in 2011 due to injuries, is in Uyo to cheer Nigeria to victory.
"To qualify for the World Cup is a big achievement and I'm here to support the Eagles against Algeria, I hope we win," the 37-year-old added.
Nigeria lead African qualifying Group B with three points after beating Zambia away in October, while Algeria and Cameroon drew and have a point each.
Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN