Mikel Obi Speaks What Super Eagles Must Do To Qualify | Nigeria V Cameroon
Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has said they have no option than to defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, in Friday’s World Cup qualifying game in Uyo if the team must qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“The players all know what’s at stake and we know we can only get to Russia if we defeat Cameroon so it is really very simple what we need to do. To get to Russia, we need to beat Cameroun. It’s that simple,” Mikel said during a media parley in Uyo on Wednesday.”
Mikel Obi insists that even though he has played in a World Cup before, he remains highly motivated to go again.
“Yeah, I’m always motivated to go to the World Cup. no matter how many times you have been there, you still want to attend the next one. For some of these players it will be their first time of going to the World Cup and they know what it can do for their careers. So we won’t lack motivation on Friday,” the Tianjin TEDA midfielder added.
The former Chelsea star was missing, when Nigeria lost 2-0 to South Africa in a 2019 AFCON qualifying game in Uyo last June.