Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, is not getting carried away with the form of his players ahead of the game against Algeria.
He wants the players to stay grounded despite their winning start in their World Cup qualifiers.
A win against the Algerians in Uyo will put the three-time African kings in good position to reach Russia 2018.
While acknowledging Nigeria’s confidence, the German insisted that there is still plenty of work to do before facing the North African giants.
Super Eagles players Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Musa Muhammed, Onazi Ogenyi and Odion Ighalo are the early birds in the team camp head of the 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, November 12.
The coaching crew are confident that the bulk of the 23-man squad will be in camp by Tuesday night as the former African champions begin training on Wednesday morning.
The team will train twice daily in Abuja before heading to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state venue of the game against Algeria on Thursday.
The Super Eagles are top of Group B with three points after they beat Zambia 2-1 in Ndola last month and Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cameroon.
The Super Eagles on Wednesday defeated local league side, Plateau United, 3 – 0 in a test match at the National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Anderson Esiti’s goal and Alex Iwobi’s brace gave the Eagles a whopping victory over the Nigerian Premier League club.
Coach Gernot Rohr lined up his players for the practice game as he intensifies Nigeria’s preparations for Sunday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola.
The coach reportedly made wholesome changes to the playing personnel at half time after struggling in the first half.
The move paid off as the Eagles became more dangerous, confining their opponents to their half of the field.
The starting 11 had Ezenwa, Musa Muhammed, Madu, Jamiu, Agbo, Esiti, Shehu, Ahmed Musa, Chisom Egbuchulam, Nosa and Obaje.
While the second half featured Ikeme, Echiejile, Omeruo, Ekong, Onazi, Mikel, Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Iwobi, Ndidi and Ideye.
Super eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has released final squad for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against Zambia’s Chipolopolo in Ndola.
The goalkeepers are Carl Ikeme, Emmanuel Daniel and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
The defenders are Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Jamiu Alimi, Abdullahi Shehu.
Others are Musa Muhammed, Elderson Echiejile and Kingsley Madu.
Chelsea star, Mikel Obi leads a midfield that include Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Nosa Igiebor, and Anderson Esiti.
Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Saac Success, Brown Ideye and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack.
Invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja as from October 2, 2016.
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated their Congolese counterparts 4-1 at the ongoing African Youth Championship to reach the semi final of the tournament holding in Senegal.
Manu Garba’s team have also booked a ticket to the 2015 Fifa World Youth Championship in New Zealand.
A brace from captain Musa Muhammed and strikes from Taiwo Awoniyi and Ifeanyi Mathew were all the Manu Garba led team needed to breeze past their Congolese opponents despite playing a man down.
Nigeria’s last group game will be against Ivory Coast on Saturday March 14 at 6PM Nigerian time
Nigeria’s Under-20 national football team coach, Manu Garba, has named a 25-man squad for a final 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against Lesotho later this month.
Skipper, Musa Muhammed of Besiktas in Turkey, and Taiwo Awoniyi of Kalmar FF, Sweden, are the only overseas-based players, as the Flying Eagles would be without several of their foreign-based stars as a result of club commitments.
The Flying Eagles play Lesotho on August 16 in Kaduna for a place in the final of the 2015 AYC in Senegal in March.
The full squad:
Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Olorunleke Ojo, Etua Ossai Kingdom
Musa Muhammed, Ifeanyi Nweke, Mustapha Abdullahi, Zaharadden Bello, Prince Izu Omego, Adebayor Ademuluwa, Wilfred Ndidi, Sirajo Mazadu
Bernard Bulbwa, Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Chizom Eze, Akinjide Idowu, Clement Ogbobe, Abdullahi Alfa, Obinna Nwobodo
Taiwo Awoniyi, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Alhassan Ibrahim, Abubakar Lawal, Wasiu Jimoh.