Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has said that he is eager for the Super Eagles to seal their place at the 2018 World Cup after their 1-1 draw with Cameroon here in Yaounde on Monday night.
The draw took Nigeria’s points tally to 10 from four matches in Group B of African qualifying, six more than second-placed Zambia, who face Algeria on Tuesday.
However, the result confirmed Cameroon’s elimination from the World Cup race.
The World Cup is a big tournament and I want to attend a second one after my first in 2014,” Mikel said at the post-match press conference.The Super Eagles scored first through Moses Simon in the first half but had to hold on late on to avoid defeat after Vincent Aboubakar’ s penalty had pulled the hosts level.
A second one for me will be amazing. We have a great young team, but we’re not there yet.
“Three points would have been great, but I’m happy with the one point we got. It was a really thought game.”