The trio of Nigeria, Tunisia and Egypt could fill three of the five places reserved for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup if they secure wins this weekend.

Topping Group B with 10 points and three adrift of second-placed Zambia, the Super Eagles will book a ticket to their 6th World Cup appearance if they beat Zambia in Uyo on Saturday.

With a three-point advantage, Tunisia are away to Guinea and must better the result of second-place Democratic Republic of Congo, who face Libya, to clinch qualification from Group A

Egypt can end 28 years in the World Cup wilderness with a home victory over Congo Brazzaville if Uganda fail to collect maximum points against visiting Ghana.

Egypt have nine points in Group E, two ahead of Uganda and four in front of Ghana as they hope to end a long-running World Cup nightmare.

The last of two appearances at the tournament was in 1990 with the record seven-time African champions suffering several heart-breaking failures since.

To boost their morale, the Super Eagles were paid 50,000 dollars bonus for their successful outing against Cameroon in matchday 3 and 4.

“We know how important the match is, that is enough motivation to go all out and give our very best.

"There are several players in this team who have not played at the FIFA World Cup. They want to be there in Russia next year.” Captain John Obi Mikel said.