John Obi Mikel is hoping to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, as he aims for a win against Cameroon.
Super Eagles are top of the qualifying group, as they are unbeaten in two matches played so far.
John Obi Mikel insists the Super Eagles are focused on the match against Cameroon, as it is a step towards qualification.
“There is always a motivation going to the World Cup. World Cup is the best tournament in the world and everyone wants to be there,” he told media.
“I think for most of the players here, it’s going to be their World Cup and we are ready to make sure that Nigeria qualify.
“I know the players know what is at stake in the game on Friday and also the return leg. We started this race in Zambia and the players know the task ahead.”
He added: “ We want to go to the World Cup; it’s as simple as that. And there are no easy ways of doing that; we have to win the games.
“We have to make sure that we are undeterred, focused and play well. A win is a win if we can get a win on Friday, it doesn’t matter how we play.”