Super Eagles striker Odion has labelled boasts by Zambia’s Chipolopolo that they will beat Nigeria in Saturday’s crucial Group B 2018 World Cup qualifier as ‘mind games’ while promising that the Eagles will emerge victorious when both sides clash at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium.
Following back-to-back wins over Algeria in the last two Match Days a month ago in the qualifying series, players and officials of the the 2012 African Champions have been boasting of coming to Uyo to upset the Super Eagles.
But Ighalo, while addressing the media in Uyo during a pre-match press conference, added that Nigeria have enough quality to overcome the South Africans.
“They are playing mind games because they know they are playing against a different and better team than the ones they’ve played, and for the fact that they know It’s going to be a difficult game for them, so they just want to talk and I believe they’re just talking to boost their morale that they can get something here(Uyo),” the former Watford goal poacher said.
“For me, on Saturday, at the start of the game, it’s going to be eleven against eleven, and after the game, we’re going to see what happens, but I believe that we’re going to win the game”.
A win for Nigeria will ensure their qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia while a draw or win for Zambia, who trail the Eagles by 3pts, will enhance their chances of advancing to their first appearance at the Mundial.