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Nigeria vs Zambia will be played on Saturday, October 7.

With the likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Kelechi Iheanacho on the bench, Nigeria has quality players to call on if there be need.

The Super Eagles are ahead of other teams in Group B with 10 points and are followed by Zambia with seven points.

After a very tense ninety minutes at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Alex Iwobi's second-half goal was enough to punch a ticket to next year's World Cup in Russian Federation for the Super Eagles as they defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia by a lone goal.

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"We have to go out and play well to make sure we qualify our beloved country for the World Cup in 2018", enthused Ezenwa, adding that the Super Eagles must be fully focused and prepare well for the match.

"I believe the Eagles will triumph over Zambia 100 per cent".

"This is a very crucial game and it will determine our chances of going to our first World Cup", he said.

Only the five group winners qualify from Africa. Their only match not to win was a 1-1 draw away to Cameroon.

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Captain John Obi Mikel has said the Super Eagles will match World cup foes Zambia attack for attack, defence for defence.

Buhari also called on all Nigerians to "apply the values of perseverance, resilience, discipline, hard work and team-spirit" which propelled the footballers to excel since the beginning of the qualifying series, to all sectors of national life.

Rohr has already hinted the FC Ifeanyiubah shot stopper should keep his place particularly after he was voted the best goalkeeper at the recent WAFU Cup in Ghana.

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