Super Eagles victory was down to prayers - Governor Udom

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Nigeria demolish Cameroon

Seriously ill Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is inspiring his teammates ahead of a key 2018 World Cup qualifier at African champions Cameroon in the return leg on Monday.

Zambia are second on four points, Cameroon slipped to third with two points after a 4-0 bashing in Nigeria and Algeria are bottom with a point. "In fact they should go to the World cup and bring the trophy nothing is impossible" Dr. Essien said.

Mikel Obi, Ondion Igalo, Victor Moses and Iheanacho were the goal scorers for the Nigerians on the day.

However, the home fans celebrated the first goal of this bruising contest just before the half hour with Nigeria never looking back to seal an important win. "We must fight hard for every ball for the 90 minutes".

Nigeria can take an uncatchable lead in the "group of death" if they win in Cameroon this Monday - provided Zambia and Algeria draw in Lusaka Saturday.

Following Zambia's 3-1 home win against Algeria on Saturday, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medal victor urged the Eagles to focus on their own games and not bother about how other teams in the group are faring.

The introduction of Eric Choupo-Moting for Ngamaleu in the second half did not bring any good changes for the play of Cameroon as the Nigerians were too hot to handle. They were near -perfect in their organization that my team could get only one shot at goal.

"I am not afraid of that and I don't think about that", he said after the game.

"I must confess; I am highly happy and impressed that we are getting it right and moving with the right attitude towards the World Cup qualification as well as its preparation proper".

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