Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says the team is highly motivated to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Rohr, who spoke with AllAfricafootball.com, said the boys are hungry after missing out on the African Nations Cup back-to-back.
“They are very motivated. To qualify for Russia is more than a dream, it is something they want to have, they missed another Africa Cup of Nations, that is difficult for a big country like Nigeria.
“They are hungry, they want to go to World Cup and because they are young, they don’t have so many titles and experience in international football.
“But they will always fight for their country; they will always give their best.
“It’s a good feeling (to be top of the group), but there is still a long way to go to Russia. We still have four games and 12 more points. We are happy but we are also humbled.”
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