Former Green Eagles Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, has joined other soccer buffs to urge Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, to maintain his "present good selection" of players against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Monday.
Nigeria are now one step closer to reaching the finals, with only the winning teams in the five qualifying groups going to Russian Federation next year.
Algeria will welcome Zambia to Constantine on Tuesday night.
Friday's victory cemented Nigeria's place at the top of Group B having won three consecutive games in the qualifying series.
Obi Mikel's clever punt from midfield set Ighalo away for the first goal in the 29th minute.
Rohr, speaking after the match, said he is happy his team did not let Ikeme down. They were near -perfect in their organization that my team could get only one shot at goal.
Eleven minutes into the second half, Victor Moses combined with gangling winger Moses Simon before slotting home from inside the box.
Moses laid off for overlapping Ogenyi Onazi whose precise cross from the right was guided into the net by substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.
The post Nigeria vs Cameroon: Udofia boosts Eagles' spirit with $20,000 for each goal appeared first on Vanguard News. Congo had led from the 18th minute after a defensive error was exploited by Thievy Bifouma and picked up their first point of the campaign.
More work lie ahead for the Super Eagles who will battle Cameroon in a return leg on Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaoundé.