Friday, 6 October 2017

Nigeria Set To Become The First African Country To Qualify For Russia 2018 WC

Nigeria might have been beaten by Bafana Bafana of South Africa at home in June but the Super Eagles have more than bounced back since and are likely to become the first African country to book a 2018 World Cup finals place.
A home win over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday (kick off 5pm Nigeria time) will give them top place in Group B and see them advance with one game to spare from a pool that was dubbed the “Group of Death” and expected to go down to the wire.

Reigning African champions Cameroon and Algeria‚ who got to the second round of the last World Cup finals in Brazil‚ have already been eliminated after disappointing campaigns‚ leaving only Zambia to challenge Nigeria for the single qualifying berth from the group.

If Zambia pull off another upset away win – they beat Algeria 1-0 in Constantine last month in their previous qualifier – then the teams will be level on points and the outcome of the group will be decided in the final round of matches next month.

There is also the possibility that Egypt and Tunisia will also qualify this weekend but that is dependent not only on the two countries winning but also on other results going their way.

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