By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The Super Eagles are looking forward for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria with optimism that the North Africans will drop the maximum points in Uyo, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has boasted.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Pinnick stated that he spoke with some of the players and that they were oozing with the confidence that they will beat the Algerians and remain top of their World Cup group after the November 12 match in Uyo pointing out that Gernot Rohr has also been monitoring the players in Europe, watching their games and talking with them.
"The players are doing well in their respective clubs and barring injury and ill-health , they are raring not only to beat Algeria but to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I spoke with Carl Ikeme yesterday and he told me he would be fit for the match with Algeria," Amaju told Complete Sports.
"We are condemned not only to beat the Algerians but condemned to win well because we cannot afford not to qualify for Russia. We must defeat Algeria come November 12 in Uyo. We just need the support and prayers of Nigerians to achieve our target."