"We know Zambia is a strong team and they will come with full determination in Uyo, we cannot engage in irrelevant pre-match talking but deliver on the pitch."

That's according to Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo. He said this on Tuesday after his name was included in the team list of 23 players to take on Zambia's Chipolopolo.

Ighalo who plays for Chinese club, Changchun Yatai F.C. scored the opener against Cameroon's Lions in the 4-1 victory the Eagles recorded in Uyo in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

He says he is delighted to wear Nigeria's green and white.

"I'm happy to be called up again because it's always a great honour to play for my country.

"I've never played at the World Cup and like my other colleagues we all want to be in Russia, this is like a final for us", the 28 year old said.

The Super Eagles are top of Group B with ten points, while Chipolopolo lie second with seven points following a 1-1 draw with Cameroon and home and away triumphs over Algeria.

Three-time African champions, Nigeria first appeared at the World Cup in 1994, where they reached the second round.

They also played at the 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

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