Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr posited that the task before them is to get all three points when they face Zambia on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier.
The Super Eagles are away to the Chipolopolo in Ndola on October 9, in their first game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and the Nigeria coach has been speaking about their chances.
They had their first training sessions in Abuja on Tuesday, with Rohr positing that the expectation is to beat Zambia, but also admitted it won’t be easy.
“Yes of course, we go to Zambia to win the game,” Rohr said to fcnaija.com.
“And we want to have our three points but it will be difficult, we know it, they have a good team,” he posited.
As at their evening training session on Tuesday, all the players called to the game had arrived the team’s camp in Abuja, including the late invitees – Godwin Obaje and Chisom Egbuchulam – who are both replacements for the injured duo Isaac Success and Victor Moses.
The game against Zambia will be followed by a home clash with group favourites Algeria, before facing Cameroon back-to-back next year as they bid to qualify for their first major tournament in three years.