The Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has assured Nigerians that he and his teammates will not treat the Zambia national team with kid gloves in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

Speaking at a press parley held on Thursday at the Le Meriden Resort in Uyo, Mikel said everybody is fully aware of what they have to do on Saturday and they will not hesitate to do it.

“From the coach to us the players, we are not taking the game lightly and we all know how important the game is,” Mikel told journalists in Uyo.

“I’m motivated to go all out to win. We’ve been watching videos and also monitoring them to know their strong points and their weaknesses as well.

“Their attack is their strongest point but we have a good defence now to stop them. And we have a strong attack of our own.”

It is worthy to note that the Zambians are high on confidence, having scored four goals in the last two games against Algeria, conceding one goal just as the Super Eagles team led by Mikel have found the back of the net five times against Cameroon, letting in one.