W’Cup Qualifier: Amaju Pinnick confident of victory for Eagles

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick says there is no panic as the Super Eagles prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 9.

Pinnick says the country has a reputable Coach in Gernot Rohr and the best set of players in Africa. Factors, he believe will help Nigeria qualify for Russia 2018.

Rohr has listed 23 players that will prosecute the World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola.

The German retained the squad that pipped Tanzania 1-0 in a 2017 Afcon qualifying match in Uyo earlier this month.

English Premier league quintet of Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Alex Iwobi, Skipper Mikel John Obi and Ahmed Musa are listed.

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defender Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi also made the list.

Rohr has excused Watford forward Odion Ighalo, who will attend his father’s burial in Nigeria on the eve of the big match.
All invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja from the 2nd of October.

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