The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday, October 7 became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket after beating the Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
While we're still hyped about what will be the Super Eagles' sixth appearance at the World Cup, it's only safe to ask, "What next?"
The Super Eagles, with an away-match left to play against the Algerian national team, has already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russian Federation.
"But I believe we have a little bit of time on our hands and we need to use this time very well".
However, braving the "group of death" (which includes big names in African football like Cameroon, Algeria, and Zambia) to become the first African country to qualify for the World Cup might just be a sign that Nigeria means business as far as Russian Federation is concerned.
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"I know that we have the last group match against Algeria next month, but NFF officials should not give that as reasons for not starting early plans for the team ahead of the World Cup".
"But in football, no matter how you try to cover up your weaknesses, they will still show".
Ekpo however went on to thank everybody who made qualification for the World Cup a possibility.
With the victory, Nigeria now tops their Group B which comprises Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria with 13 points and qualified for the World Cup with a game to spare. Click any of these buttons below!