By Izuchukwu Okosi

The Confederation of African Football on Friday released dates for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers which shows that Nigeria will start their final qualifying round with an away match against Zambia.
The draws for the final round of qualifiers was conducted in Cairo, Egypt with Nigeria grouped alongside Zambia, Algeria and Cameroon.
The Super Eagles, still without a substantive coach in charge will begin the journey to Russia 2018 with an away fixture on October 3 against Zambia. The Super Eagles will then have two back-to-back home games.
The Eagles will be at home against Algeria on 7 November before hosting Cameroon on 28 August, 2017 on matchdays 2 and 3. They will travel to Cameroon on Match day 4 on 2 September 2017.

Nigeria’s final two games are at home to Zambia on 2 October, 2017, then away to Algeria on 6 November, 2017.
Nigeria picked their first-ever World Cup ticket with a 1-1 draw in Algeria in 1993.
Group B fixtures

3 October

Zambia vs NIGERIA

Algeria vs Cameroon

7 November

NIGERIA vs Algeria

Cameroon vs Zambia

28 August, 2017

NIGERIA vs Cameroon

Zambia vs Algeria

2 September, 2017

Cameroon vs NIGERIA

Algeria vs Zambia

2 October, 2017

NIGERIA vs Zambia

Cameroon vs Algeria

8 November, 2017

Algeria vs NIGERIA

Zambia vs Cameroon