Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel says he has respect for Zambia but his mind is set on victory when both sides clash at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on October 7.

A win for Nigeria will see the 2013 Africa Champions qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with one game to spare.

“I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers. Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat. We will take them very serious on 7th October because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up.” He told NFF.

Coach Gernot Rohr has already invited his squad for the game as camp will open on Sunday.

The team is expected to have their first training on Tuesday morning.

Zambia's Chipolopolo are reported to be camping in Spain after which they will move to Ghana to complete their training before heading to Nigeria.

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