"It's that simple", Mikel said during a media parley in Uyo on Wednesday.
Nigeria have been winners 10 times, in 20 previous encounters, with Cameroon winning four times and six matches drawn.
The question therefore is - Can Nigeria avoid choking in front of their fans tomorrow to win their biggest match in at least three years? "We started this race in Zambia and the players know the task ahead".
Pinnick's assurance came just as Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr said his team is "fully focused and committed" to go toe to toe with the African champions. If they lose, it will be hard for Cameroon to catch us.
The Group B rivals meet in Uyo on Friday and then in Cameroon's capital Yaounde three days later.
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He also questioned the Narendra Modi government whether its demonetisation decision was created to convert black money into white. Meanwhile, whether the new Rs 1000 notes will be available in ATMs or not and the security features it carries are not yet clear.
Ezenwa was first called up to the Super Eagles in 2015 and has been part of the squad for World cup and Nations cup qualifiers. And there are no easy ways of doing that; we have to win the games.
Israel-based striker Anthony Nwakaeme could make his debut against the Indomitable Lions and he is also clear on what the target is.
Yesterday was the day of decision for Rohr, who has been forced by injury to look for a replacement for first choice goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi and he wasted no time in handing the mantle to FC IfeanyiUbah's goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
The Super Eagles have been in Uyo since Monday getting ready for the match that could stamp their passport to the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup; and going by the vibes from the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Cameroon will be in for a torrid time on Friday. I have understudied both Carl Ikeme and Akpeyi, so I think mentally and physically, I'm ready for the game.
They will be rugged as usual, tight and well organised at the back with AFCON 2017 MVP Christian Bassogog, Vincent Aboubakar and Fabrice Olinga their major threats in attack.