In-form Super Eagles striker Jude Odion Ighalo has fired a strong warning to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ahead of the lavish World Cup qualification double-header beginning this weekend in Uyo.
"If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria", the Belgian told reporters.
"This boy (Ezenwa) who plays in Nigeria will now start the game", Rohr said.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has announced former junior global Ikechukwu Ezenwa and two other former junior worldwide goalkeepers, Dele Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu, as part of the team.
"This is a very crucial match and the players know so".
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The match comes up on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. "It is a big game, but i'm grateful that the coaches have confidence in my ability to trust me with this responsibility", the CHAN Eagles captain said.
"It is an important game for as a team, we know it's going to be hard, but we are prepared to beat Nigeria".
Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, says the Super Eagles will deliver the 2018 World Cup ticket to Nigerians. The reverse leg in Yaounde, will be played on Monday at the Stade Ahmadu Ahidjo.
Nigeria have been winners 10 times, in 20 previous encounters, with Cameroon winning four times and six matches drawn.
"Although we have athletes who had competed in other sports and had won laurels for the country, we felt it was economical to present the basketball team which was handy on ground in view of the fact that if you look at the components of players, they were mixed with national players and foreign based".