2018 WCQ: Talk Is Cheap – Mikel
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is not interested in talking but simply wants to get down to action in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo.
The Nigerian side has been training since Tuesday ahead of the must-win game.
Zambia, the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions visit Nigeria, 2013 winners, in a match of high importance at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, which should determine the swing of Africa’s Group B ticket to football’s biggest competition in Russia next year summer.
“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.
“The talking will be done on the pitch. I have no doubt we have the quality to achieve victory, but we will not make the mistake of under –rating the Zambians.”
“We have played four matches in the campaign so far, but this one is the match. We are fully focused and ready. All we want is the usual support and encouragement by everyone involved, including the fans who will turn out at the match venue.”
Table–toppers Nigeria will qualify for a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance with the minimum victory on Saturday.
The match kicks off at 5pm.
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