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2018 World Cup Qualifier Super Eagles stars training in Uyo ahead of crucial Cameroon clash

Broos said this on Thursday in Uyo at a pre-match news conference ahead of Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup Qualifying match between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Friday.

"If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria", the Belgian told reporters.

The Eagles are now topping the group on 6 points, four points above Cameroon, and five above Algeria and Zambia.

Although the Cameroonians had not indicated the time of arrival for the match, The Guardian learnt that the Indomitable Lions have also been working day and night to ensure they win the game in Uyo.

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"I know the players know what is at stake in the game on Friday and also the return leg".

Pinnick's assurance came just as Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr said his team is "fully focused and committed" to go toe to toe with the African champions. "We want to win the first half so that the second half will be easy for us".

The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.

On his part, Rohr explained that his men know they have a big game on their hands.

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Nigeria v Cameroon is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one.

The two teams last clashed at the Edmond Machtens Stadium in Brussels in October 2015 when the Eagles won by 3-0 through goals by Efe Ambrose, Moses Simon, and Odion Ighalo.

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi also withdrew from the squad on Sunday with a thigh problem, but captain Mikel Obi is set to play after four months out due to an abdominal injury.

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