Cameroon needs four points to qualify for Russian Federation 2018- Hugo Broos

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Algeria, who have qualified for the last two World Cups, are in Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.

Nigeria host the first leg of the qualifiers today, while the second encounter will be on Monday in Yaounde.

Nigeria now tops group B with maximum points from two games while Cameroon are 2nd with two points from the same number of matches.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon rejected the Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort in Uyo out of fear of Nigerian witchcraft.

The Carthage Eagles will surely take comfort, however, from a recent AFCON qualifying victory over Egypt, a triumph which showcased the kind of grit and tenacity that could unsettle the Leopards.

At home Nigeria does not lose in the selections for the World Cup for 22 matches in a row - 19 wins and 3 draws.

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Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.

On the African continent, one of the quartets was composed of teams from Zambia, Algeria, Nigeria and Cameroon. "A win is a win if we can get a win on Friday, it doesn't matter how we play".

He said: "We have prepared very well and the team is in high spirit, ready to do their best. It's that simple", Mikel said during a media parley in Uyo on Wednesday. Nigeria have to prove they deserve to be on top of our group, we also have to prove that we deserve to be African champions.

But every team has the ambition of going to the World Cup.

Udom also redeemed his pledge of $30,000 to the Super Eagles for their 3-1 win against Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier a year ago.

Even as we commend the performance, sense of goal and dedication of the D'Tigress and their handlers, we urge the Super Eagles and, indeed, all national teams to borrow a leaf from D'Tigress and fly the Nigerian flag high at every given opportunity.