All is now set for the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the indomitable lions of Cameroon.
Yes, four points is just one match and a half.
Aina understands that the games could make or mar the Eagles chances of joining the Russian Federation train and is already looking forward to the whole experience.
Of course, Eagles have missed the continental showpiece on two occasions back-to-back.
But anything short of victory in today's match will surely threaten the chances of Nigeria hoisting her flag in Russian Federation, next year.
Governor Emmanuel had made a similar pledge to the Eagles in their match against Algeria a year ago, and redeemed it by doling out $30,000 to the team after they won 3-1.
The banker-turned politician knows the weight of a promise.
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Interestingly, the Super Eagles will be gunning for a 12th victory over the Lions today in Uyo.
"We are here because there is nothing as good as appreciating people, especially when the people are working for the general good". We'll be building up throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account of the game as it unfolds. "Go there and win the game for us", was the governor's battle cry to the Eagles.
Super Eagles will be missing the service of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi who pulled out due to injury, but Nigerian skipper John Obi Mikel has stated emphatically that they will win the match for goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
Ghana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Egypt.
"The players all know what's at stake and we know we can only get to Russian Federation if we defeat Cameroon so it is really very simple what we need to do". The players always know what the task ahead is all about despite winning our opening games. We're confident, we still our chance to qualify. We want the fans to come out to support us to win this important match on Friday. You have special belief in your players?
"So, we expect a win in Uyo and hopefully we expect a win in Cameroon or a draw at worse". That's first. Second, we have the ambition to go to the World Cup.
Algeria, Ghana and African champions Cameroon face a crucial weekend of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.