Federation Internationale de Football Association hits Zambia hard as team arrives Nigeria

John Mikel Obi

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The Eagles will travel to Algeria in November for the last round of fixtures before turning their attention to the big tournament next year.

The statement added: "The president joins millions of football-loving Nigerians in rejoicing with the players and their coaching crew of Super Eagles".

"The game on Saturday will be like the games against Algeria and Cameroon in Uyo, which we won 3-1 and 4-0 respectively".

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We were unlucky not to score earlier, because we got lots of crosses into the box". I think you saw that belief and that character to keep going.

The Zambians must be given a lot of credit, however, as they totally turned their fortunes around after that loss against Nigeria at home.

It was Alex Iwobi who made the difference in the game played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday evening.

They came into today's match with the aim to beat the Eagles and put themselves in pole position to grab the sole ticket. We will also not wait to take possible action such as moving our worldwide games to other venues.

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"First half was tough and we told each other at half time when it was goalless that we needed to get at the Zambians to win". The team have learnt their lessons against South Africa (in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, which Nigeria lost 2-0) and they have corrected their mistakes.

"As our players continue to make us all proud and demonstrate the greatness in our diversity, I want to also congratulate all Nigerians".

"We have gone too far, laboured too hard to now look back". They want to be there in Russian Federation next year.

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