Come September 1, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be hosting their arch rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a high octane Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The match will indeed determine whether Nigeria will be making her sixth appearance at the World Cup or not.
Currently, dictating the pace in Group B of the qualifier with maximum six points, the Super Eagles know that a victory over Cameroon will leave them with just one more victory to fly to Russia next year.
On the other hand, a defeat will not only hand Cameroon a five points boost, but it will as well dampen the morale of the Eagles ahead of the return leg of the twin header in Yaoundé on September 4.
Many analysts are apprehensive over the ability of the Super Eagles to defeat Cameroon, who are currently the African champions given the rather lack lustre performance of the team against South Africa in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played last June where the team lost 2-0 to the visiting Bafana Bafana. Super Eagles training But with the return of notable players like captain, Mikel Obi, Chelsea wing back, Victor Moses, defender William Troost-Ekong and striker, Odion Ighalo, many analysts believe that will surely be a boost to the Super Eagles.