- Ogenyi Onazi says the Super Eagles are focused on 2018 World Cup and AFCON 2019 qualification
- Nigeria host South Africa in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in June, then Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier
- Nigeria's clash with Burkina Faso was cancalled as the Burkinabe's could not book visa's to England
Nigeria’s Super Eagles star Ogenyi Onazi says the team has moved on after the clash with Burkina Faso was cancelled.
The stand in-captian says the team is only thinking about the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria host South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June, before quick, home-and-away 2018 FIFA World Cup sessions against Cameroon late August and early September, and concluding World Cup qualifiers against Zambia (at home in October) and Algeria (away in November).
The midfielder spoke on Sunday during a meeting of the Super Eagles with NFF President Amaju Pinnick, at the team’s Crowne Plaza London Ealing hotel.
He said: “I am always delighted anytime I look at the faces of everyone in camp. The determination is real and infectious. It is a young and focused group; we all want to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and the next Africa Cup of Nations.
“We are happy that the NFF President is here and spoken very well, and we want to assure Nigerians that we will keep up the momentum in the World Cup qualifying race and at the same time go all out for the Cup of Nations ticket.”
NAIJ.com recalls that the match with Burkina Faso was cancelled due to the opponent's failure to secure entry visas to the United Kingdom.
Report also reaching NAIJ.com indicates that the Super Eagles could be forced to face an English Premier League team.
NAIJ.com recalls that the Super Eagles of Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw with the Teranga Lions of Senegal on March 23 at the Hive stadium in London.