Chelsea hit-man and Nigerian international mid-fielder, Mikel obi said that the team has put behind the Gabon 2017 set-back and now looks ahead to challenge for a ticket to Russia as the qualifiers begins in october.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored at the 77th minute to seal the victory for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The Super Eagles defeated their Tanzanian counterparts in their Final Group match for the Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers at the state-of-the-art Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom. The match ended 2-1 in favor of the Nigerian Super Eagles.
However, the victory was insignificant as the 3 time african champions will be missing out at the African nations cup in Gabon next year when the Tournament gets underway.
The Chelsea super star says lessons has been learnt from the AFCON 2017 nations cup qualifier series.
He says the next challenge before them now is to pick one of the five African tickets for the 2018 world cup in Russia He added that challenge is higher because of a tricky group that includes Algeria,
Cameroon and Zambia