Injury Rules Akpeyi Out Of Cameroun Clash, Ezenwa To Start In Goal

Injury Rules Akpeyi Out Of Cameroun Clash, Ezenwa To Start In Goal

Dalung told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the team was well prepared for the world cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coming up on Friday in Uyo.

Cameroon are second with two points from two games behind the Super Eagles of Nigeria who have maximum points.

The German gaffer claimed that Friday's match at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, is a winner-takes-all, as the double header with the Lions will likely decide the victor of the group.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has announced former junior global Ikechukwu Ezenwa and two other former junior worldwide goalkeepers, Dele Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu, as part of the team. "We have experience in the team now", he said.

"It is a big match and we are fully focused and committed".

"If we get positive results at home and away against Algeria, I think the gap won't be that much".

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"Those three points are very important to our FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, and I am confident we will get them", he said. The return leg holds at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Monday.

Nigeria has won 11 of the 19 previous encounters with Cameroon and secured four draws, while Cameroon had beaten the Eagles only four times.

He added: " We want to go to the World Cup; it's as simple as that.

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

Mikel who missed the teams last three games due to a muscle injury is expected to play behind the striker in a three man midfield alongside Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo.

Mikel Obi, Simon, Ighalo and Echiejile are in the Nigerian squad that will seek a repeat scoreline on Friday.

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