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Nigeria skipper Mikel Obi has said he will accept a draw at home with Africa’s leading team Algeria, saying "it won't be a bad result".

The Super Eagles welcome Algeria on Saturday in continuation of the qualifying tournament for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Chelsea midfielder Mikel said he expects a keenly fought contest from 5pm on Saturday inside the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

“It will be a difficult, tactical game, we will careful. We want to win but a draw will not be a bad result for us,” said the 29-year-old midfielder, who played a key role as Nigeria won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics recently.

“We are up against a top team like Algeria.

“But we are a good side with several young players and a couple of experienced ones. We are energetic and have the legs to attack and recover quickly.

"We are playing well, solid in defence and creating chances.

"We will play to our strengths, keep focus and discipline."

Nigeria are top of their qualifying group after they won 2-1 in Zambia last month and Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cameroon. 

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