Super Eagles led by Mikel Obi have vowed to crush Ethiopia in the final playoffs so as to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
The draw was held in Egypt Monday morning and Nigeria will face Ethiopia with the first leg in Addis Ababa between October 11-15, while the return leg in Nigeria will be between November 15-19.
Nigeria have won five of the previous seven matches against Ethiopia, while the Eagles lost to their rivals in 1994 and there have been two draws.
Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi said there will be no hiding place “It was a nice draw. Though I am not afraid of any team, Ethiopia will get thrashed. I am not saying they are not a good team but they are no match to us. We will give our very best as individuals and as a team,” Mikel told MTNFootball.com
CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed also said that they will give their best as usual to beat Ethiopia and get the 2014 World Cup ticket.
“We couldn’t have asked for better opponents. With all due respect to them, they will be beaten well in both legs. We know what Nigeria expect and that is outright victory. We won’t look down on them but we will prepare hard for them,” Musa assured.
Efe Ambrose said that Nigerians should not lose sleep over the opposition as they the players are ready to crush any team on their way to 2014 World Cup.
“They are not a threat to us at any point so they won’t be now, we will not underrate them. We will do our best and see that we beat them. I know they will want to come at us, but we are superior and will prove that again,” Ambrose stated.