Team Nigeria might join Egypt and Tunisia in world cup train as the trio are set to seal 2018 FIFA World Cup berths.


The African countries will look to progress into next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia when the African qualifying race takes center stage today.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will sqaure up against the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday.

The Eagles will need to be at their best against the Chipolopolo in search of a sixth world cup appearance.

The Nigerian side will also be looking to complete a double over the Zambians having won the reserve fixture 2-1 in Ndola last October, a game where Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho found the net.

Seven-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt can qualify for the world cup for the first time in 28 years with a win over Congo Brazzaville and hope Uganda faulter against Ghana.

The Pharaohs of Egypt will be inspired by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Ramadan Sohby of Stoke City; while 44 years old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is poised to become the oldest player at a FIFA organized event.

Elsewhere, The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia travels to Guinea with the mindset of claiming the maximum points which will ensure their passage to the football fiesta.

Meanwhile, it is all for grabs in Group D, as only a point separate Burkina Faso and Cape Verde from Senegal; while South Africa are at the bottom with a point.

While Côte d’Ivoire, seeking a fourth successive World Cup qualification, will keep a date with Mali who are placed fourth in Group C.

How They Stand:

– Group A:
Tunisia – 10 points
DR Congo – 7 points
Guinea – 3 points
Libya – 3 points

– Group B:
Nigeria – 10 points
Zambia – 7 points
Cameroon – 3 points
Algeria – 1 point

– Group C:
Côte d’Ivoire – 8 points
Morocco – 6 points
Gabon – 5 points
Mali – 3 points

– Group D:
Burkina Faso – 6 points
Cape Verde – 6 points
Senegal – 5 points
South Africa – 1 point

– Group E:
Egypt – 9 points
Uganda – 7 points
Ghana – 5 points
Congo – 1 point.