World Cup Qualifier – Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho believes the Super Eagles’ opening World Cup 2018 qualifying tie against Zambia will not be easy, but is confident of the country’s ability of picking a World Cup ticket.
Gernot Rohr’s men face Zambia on Sunday and the Manchester City rookie reckons that the Super Eagles have all it takes to win in Ndola.
“It’s an away game for us and is going to be a difficult one,” Iheanacho told Caf website.
“We have great players that will make the difference against Zambia.
“We have to overcome Zambia first before we can talk about Cameroon and Algeria.
“However, it’s not going to be easy and nobody knows what’s going to happen, we will keep fighting as a team to get to the World Cup.”
The 20-year-old then reiterated his commitment to the Super Eagles as he eyes qualification glory in what would be his first major tournament.
“I will work hard for my country as an individual; and we are going to put in all hard work collectively as a team,” he continued.
“It’s unfortunate we missed out on the 2017 AFCON but we are not out of everything.
“We have all put that behind us and our focus is on the next games.
“We have to take that as a lesson and come back stronger to qualify for the World Cup.”