By Monica Iheakam
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has assured Nigerians that Eagles will pick the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket today in Yaounde.
Mikel who spoke ahead of today’s reverse fixture against the Indomitable Lions of Cmaeroon, said the Eagles would finish the job started in Uyo by beating the Lions right at their backyard and in the process land in Russia even with two more matches to go.
The Eagles would after today’s tie play host to Zambia in October and face Algeria away in November.
A win in Yaounde would give the Eagles 12 points and they would thus have established an unassliable
lead in Group B.
In Mikel’s words: “We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time to finish it. If we can pick the World Cup ticket by Monday (today) why wait any longer?
“We are all very confident, because we know our ability and what we are ready to bring to the party.”
“We are as hungry, perhaps even more hungry than they are. It will be a tough affair but we will give our very best to take the three points.”
Meanwhile, at the Hilton Hotel on Sunday to receive the Nigerian team was Cameroon’s Minister of Sport, Bidoung Mpaktt, who chatted briefly with NFF President Amaju Pinnick.
FIFA has appointed respected Senegalese official Bakary Papa Gassama as the referee for today’s encounter, to be assisted by Jean Claude Birumushahu from Burundi (Assistant 1), Marwa Aden Range from Kenya (Assistant 2) and Maudo Jallow from Gambia (Reserve Referee). Osama Ataa Elmanan Hassan from Sudan will be match commissioner at the game kicking off 6pm.