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Mikel Obi Says Nigeria Will Finish Off World Cup Qualifying Target Against Zambia In Uyo

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel John Obi says declared although the three –time African champions have respect for 2012 AFCON winners Zambia, the total commitment to ensuring early qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals will see Nigeria wrap up the campaign next weekend.

Captain Mikel, who has had a marvelous run in the qualifying series, playing commendable leadership role, told thenff.com
that he is fully dedicated to the assignment of leading his teammates out on the turf of Godswill Akpabio Stadium to secure the sole ticket in Group B on 7th October.

“I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers. Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat. We will take them very serious on 7th October because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up.”

Speaking further on the relative smooth –run the Eagles have had in this campaign compared to earlier FIFA World Cup qualifying races, the former Chelsea FC of England midfielder pin –pointed professionalism, determination and ambition as the factors that have swung the pendulum Nigeria’s way, whilst also heaping praises on Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.

“We have all shown professionalism, dedication and determination to be at the pole position in a group tagged ‘Group of Death.’

“Commendations must go to the entire team and the Coach, but we must finish it up in Uyo and secure our ticket right there.”

SOURC: NFF.COM

84 Comments

  1. pokosa

    Its not about being in a famous european club that automaticaly gurrantees a team to carry the day. Game of soccer is 90 minutes & not about wishful thinking.Mikel is just an individual like kalaba, fashion mwepu,sunzu…..

    • simon kamunga

      Yah you are right Pokosa my brother

    • Chichi

      With all the money stolen by Edgar and his gang of crook, what what these boys will be doing on the pitch against the oil wealthy nation-Nigeria? This is like forcing a hurricane in a cup. They will be massacred and they won’t even get paid for their waste of time since all the resources have vanished.
      Signs off cute Chichi girl.

    • Lumbani Moyo

      Mickel is a total joke, he is saying that as he knows that Zambia has a new spirit, He is a player like any other football player only that he plays in European countries which can not frighten Zambia, Mickel has 2 legs like Patson daka and the rest of players…..will see at the end of 90 mins plus additional time..

    • chapa zaza

      that’s true man

    • mugala

      Very true mudala

  2. patrick

    Mikel is trying to scare us. Coach, when is our team leaving for spain, time is not with us,man!!

  3. wizkid

    Zambia will win 2-1 or it will be a draw.

    • Wizkid you are right, Zambia will win 3-1

      Wizkid you are right, Zambia will win 3-1

    • Wizzy Nawa Simasiku

      Wizkid you are right, Zambia will win 3-1

  4. Unlcle law

    Bola ni 90min lets watch the space……only the 7th will tell

  5. pawato

    Instead of buying a comb to do his hair he is busy hallucinating. Bola Nalesa baba niyoshupa.

  6. Ray Mulowa

    john obi mikel is just right but wada should just prepare our team in midfield and the defence,if we can beat them by a goal that wil be good.

  7. Mr. BJ

    Mikel, your outbursts mean little to our mighty Zambia. Do not forget bigger teams like Italy, Germany, France have fallen. What can stop Zambia from beating your team when Africa # one team Algeria had to terribly fall. Umwaume mubiyo

    • you are very much clear of what you are saying and game is all about chances and faith

      zambia will win sartuday’s match and mikel being in famous club does nothing to do with our team and game is all about chances.go zambia ,go chipolopolo

  8. Mr. BJ

    Mikel, your outbursts mean little to our mighty Zambia. Do not forget bigger teams like Italy, Germany, France have fallen. What can stop Zambia from beating your team when Africa # one team Algeria had to terribly fall. Umwaume mubiyo tabamupangila ukumuma, kulwafye!

  9. Dizel

    Nigeria is not Algeria. Zambia would ve beaten Nigeria in Zambia… it’s difficult beaten Nigeria in Nigeria especially now that they just lost to SA at home. Nigeria have gone 35 games unbeaten in world cup qualifiers. I.e even Angola did not have to defeat Nigeria to qualify… Victor Moses on the ball is another big problem… Zambians should be honest with themselves.. let’s avoid heartbreak of too much expectations… let’s just prepare to accept the worst when it happens and still pray for the best..

  10. Moses nawa makina

    Zambia will bit super eagles. 4 -1
    Bola na jah

  11. Moses nawa makina

    Zambia will bit super eagles. 4 -1

  12. Hara

    Wait. You will be shocked at your home ground. Zambia is becoming a more mature team than ever.

  13. GABRIEL GEE-BLOW

    Yes You Have All Spoken Very Well . The Nigerians Ar Trying To Intimidate Us But Let Me Assure U That We Ar Equal To The Task,We’ll Disapoint Them At Their Home Ground The Way We Did To The Algerians.By The Way Who’s Mikel To Fear About,we Suppased Algeria With The Presence Of Riyad Marris .

    • Ugo Iwunze

      You dare not Compare Mikel to Riyad Mahrez.. Disrespect Captain John Obi Mikel at you own Parrel.
      The Super Eagles are coming

  14. Jay Namz

    Let’s not wish 4 a draw but win,go Zambia go

  15. oracle

    Please Ba Zambia not be secare who is Mikel??let us play Bola na Less again and again”an Oracle”””

  16. Hollywood

    Mikel you are a layer Zambia is coming for a 2-0 you will lose at your home. it’s bola na Lesa

  17. Peter Daka

    Chipolopolo has unfinished business with the supper eagles. We have not forgotten the memories of 1994. Great kalu hit the pole. We shall revenge this time around.

  18. sn

    ba coach young ster players mwepu, fashion, patson, chilufya and ammanuel banda call him ba mwila ba chisamba ba sunzu ba mweene ba mtonga ba ziyo ba kapumbu ba donashano this player we can cary the day to make zambia proud and even obi mikel we going to dance at home 2 nil in favour of zambia go zambia go obi mikel you see young chipolopolo is very taff, game is 9ominute obi you going to lose at home ground.

  19. sn sn

    ba coach young ster players mwepu, fashion, patson, chilufya and ammanuel banda call him ba mwila ba chisamba ba sunzu ba mweene ba mtonga ba ziyo ba kapumbu ba donashano this player we can cary the day to make zambia proud and even obi mikel we going to dance at home 2 nil in favour of zambia go zambia go obi mikel you see young chipolopolo is very taff, game is 9ominute obi you going to lose at home ground.

  20. kalu

    Ba mikel zambia is a big team to fear just wait for a 4 0 u wil cry also..

  21. Yopanga

    All talking is done
    But let the goes decide who’s staying and who’s qualifying.
    But your talks pal they don’t scare us.

  22. jay jnr

    I think the game will be tough remember Nigeria is the only team in a group with excellent work, no lose but one draw and the rest a win. So the coach for Zambia has alot do with the team bcoz Nigeria beaten us at home and it will be difficult for Zambia to get a win in Nigeria, for us to get a win the coach need to prepare the team very well especially midfield and defence bcoz at Nigerian they a lot of players that plays English football and they are gud when it comes to shoot on goal, so Mr coach do ur best with ur team to get positive result!

  23. jay jnr

    I think the game will be tough remember Nigeria is the only team in a group with excellent work, no lose but one draw and the rest a win. So the coach for Zambia has alot do with the team bcoz Nigeria beaten us at home and it will be difficult for Zambia to get a win in Nigeria, for us to get a win the coach need to prepare the team very well especially midfield and defence bcoz the Nigerian they have a lot of players that plays English football and they are gud when it comes to shoot on goal, so Mr coach do ur best with ur team to get positive result!

  24. lembani

    One Zambia one Africa, go Zambia go chipolopolo all the way to 2018

  25. Charles Micklay

    Zambia will carry the the day.it’s 2:1 in favour of Zambia

  26. willy Kenny

    Football n politics do they much?Go Zambia Go

  27. Isaac Zgalunga

    Obi don’t scare us bola it’s 90min

  28. KAWIMBE BRAVO

    THIS TIME GOD HE WILL FAVORE US WITH A WIN GO ZAMBIA GO

  29. Chidyobbo

    Be hope but not too expectant coz Nigeria and Algeria sounds almost the same but they are difrent.bola ibaba muneee

  30. ayaza

    I hate this chichi girl thing, the way she comments, chichi u r fucked up…… l hate u

  31. Davido

    Zambian for a Win I will be there for you in uyo

    • c chola

      I love yo comment Davido, I wish. U re the Davido of 1990s and late 80s of Icisosa cipa amano , Iciwelele.

  32. Christopher

    This guy also

  33. cmb

    chipolopolo all the way…we beating nigeria 2-1..watch this space

  34. david

    Bola na lesa bakaamba.go Zambia go

  35. A CHIPUPA

    Game its 90mins, but we should not loose hope, we are beating nigeria.

  36. Dabz

    Bola na Lesa
    Madala
    ⚽⚽⚽⚽

  37. Maj juku 1

    Wait nd c 2:0 in favour of ZED

  38. Mulobe mumbi

    Nigeria will carry the day we will be crushed believe me you, no hard feelings that’s my opinion and i respect that

  39. vern

    Bullets will hit eagles like no body’s business.

  40. vern

    Bullets will rain on eagles. They will only craw on the pitch

  41. vern

    Obie is just scared of his own shadow, Zambia will definately triumphant over eagles.

  42. vern

    Obi please, go wash chichi’s under garments. You’re really scared.

  43. Aba bola

    Mike is fearing now you will see chipolopolo in your ground wait.

  44. bonifacenwali22@outlook.com

    Chichi girl are a nigerian?

  45. mumba borniface

    all guys u are right but what we have to know is if God says yes know one can say yes let’s to pray to him with one spirit. …..bola na lesa. …..Zambia go Zambia go

  46. Leonine B

    Mikel is right Zambia is not equal to Nigeria, coz Nigeria qualified to the World cup before while Zambia has never. So Zambia is nothing to stop the eagles from qualifying

  47. Redox

    hhhhhkkkkkk dont be funny man

  48. BRITRICK

    It nt a battle ov words ba pipo, bt rather a Copper Bullet (Chipolopolo) aiming 2 reach Russia bt in a way thy z a Super Engels fyin in da way so nw wat should happen?? Let us wait 4 a 7th day ov dat month 2 come wen JONH OBI MIKEL met ENOCK MWAPU aka ZED COMPUTER…

    • Bruce

      Chi-Chi I wonder what kind of a Lady u are? The way u sound, u can’t be a marriage material. Favour is upon Zambia!

  49. BB

    Go Zambia go

  50. Bright definition sichoongo

    Zambia is Zambia wait, Nigerians will be surprised.

  51. SK

    Having been world cup qualifiers before does not mean everything is in their favor NO!!This time around the tables are turning around in favor of Zambia …but only one thing for our team plz coach adjustments on defense should be made.Mikel has noticed something in our team that there is a ‘ new spirit’,So pipo without no doubt Nigeria has prepared itself so well that their target is on the knew spirit that Zambia has not the fact that they have been world cup Qualifiers before.. So Chipolopolo be on a look out don’t play a blind game…..favor is upon u 3-0 in favor of Zambia

  52. Lubuto

    A game have three things:
    1.win
    2.draw
    3.lose
    And u have completed with 1,2 remember u are remaining with 3.so nigeria be careful we will be there both to win but in favor of zambia we are done with 2,3 and remaining with 1.Go Zambia Go

  53. Shonga's father

    John Mikel you are in for a surprise

  54. Rapha umwana wamu Zambian

    Wait and see ba Mikel obi Chipolopolo Boys bola na lesa……..

  55. Sj

    Obi’s choice of words over Zambia is not over zealous. He’ll be playing so he knows that Zambian team aint just a push over, so Zambia should just go flat out and earn their deserved goals to give themselves (Zambians) a win. We’ve come a long way too and feel the game should favour us too.Comment

  56. Sj

    Obi’s choice of words over Zambia is not over zealous. He’ll be playing so he knows that Zambian team aint just a push over, so Zambia should just go flat out and earn their deserved goals to give themselves (Zambians) a win. We’ve come a long way too and feel the game should favour us too
    we’re not moved by comments like ‘oil rich Niger’, aint the Germams an industrialised developed country who are believed to’ve started the very game of Football but were bitten @ their own game? Lesa ni Lesa wa bonse, elyo ala sebanya ilingiline pamenso ya bantu.Comment

    • Gugu

      If he will be playing then I’ll be very happy cos he is acspent force. Then surely we will qualify

  57. bebe

    nigeria will carry a day believe me.

  58. Johnny

    opinion is same like buttocks everyone has it.. so John Mikel obi that’s his opinion we can’t respect it… As far as I know Zambia will secure three (3) points.. Go Chipolopolo Go Zambia.

  59. Sj

    I don’t why l’ve so much faith in my ZAMBIAN Team, for they made it in 2012 and God allowed it, why not now? Unless we’re destined for another DIRAMBA.Comment

  60. Wrong accused

    We never lose ,twalikeko ukulusa,Mikel u will see the big lesson

  61. Jonathan

    Go Zambia go we are all behind you don’t forget the favour sign,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and don’t bring politics in football

  62. cm

    Mikel kuti asabaila ifyofine alesabaila lelo 90min eikalanda ulinaka yakuchimfya.icilobolola indao menshi

  63. One Chi

    Ba chichi,iyi nibola tebuule iyoo!!! Leave out de president,chipolopolo go go 2-0 mafasho,Mwepu Nikki kiki!!!!

  64. Wizzy Nawa Simasiku

    Zambia will win 3-1, Go chipolopolo go⚽⚽⚽

    • kabamba cossam

      mikel was just dreaming and being in famous club does nothing to do with sartuday’s match.bola nalesa

  65. kabamba cossam

    mikel was just dreaming and being in famous club does nothing to do with sartuday’s match.bola nalesa

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