Despite the changing nature of the game, there is no doubt that if Nigeria fail to qualify it will be a huge blow to the country. The thought of the first ever World Cup in Africa not featuring one of the most successful teams from the continent is barely worth thinking about for the Spanish-based striker. And Kalu is honest enough to admit that the Nigerians had not anticipated being where they are at the moment.
“The position we are in today as a national team is not one we were expecting to be in. But that has happened now, so what we need to do is to work hard and start pushing and see if we can get something good at the end of the qualification,” Uche told Goal.com.
“There is no question about it, we have to win this game. There is nothing other to it than that, and a win is all we have to think about. Once we do that, we can look forward to the next game and also to think about what happens between Tunisia and Kenya,” he concluded.