Nigeria can beat any world team, says Ugbade

The Super Eagles&apos attacking game caused enough embarrassment for the Cameroonian defence

The Super Eagles of Nigeria took a huge step towards qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a superlative performance that left African champions Cameroon totally outclassed in Uyo.

Nigeria still maintained their maximum nine points from three games in the qualifiers having defeated Zambia, Algeria, and now Cameroon.

Both teams clash at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Monday in a Day 4 encounter, starting from 6pm.

Cameroon have two points to be third with Algeria bottom of the standings on a point.

We just have to hope Nigeria drops some and they lose to Cameroon on Monday.

Uganda top Group E with seven points, one more than Egypt after beating them 1-0 in Kampala Thursday. "We had one chance maybe", he said.

Nigeria can become the first African qualifiers for the World Cup in Russian Federation if they triumph in Yaounde and Zambia do not win in Algeria 24 hours later.

"But there is only an honour to defend, there is no importance to this. If the players have the same attitude as me, we will fight to beat Nigeria".

"We have a very young team, obviously I have been here for a long time and now I am the captain of the team", said a proud Mikel at the post-match press conference. "I don't think this is possible".

In the 24 minute, Victor Moses had a free kick goal ruled offside, five minutes after he had miscued his shot following a Mikel Obi pass. "We were winning 3-0 then".

Substitute striker Kelechi Iheanacho got his name on the scoresheet when he headed home Ogenyi Onazi's cross in the 77th minute to make it 4-0 at the delight of the home crowd.

The return leg comes up in Limbe on Monday, where the Eagles could clinch the sole Group B ticket with two games to spare.

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