In fact, apart from the D'Tigress winning the trophy in Mali, they also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain and this should be a morale booster for the Eagles.
Zambia and Algeria have one point each and are third and fourth respectively.
There are five qualifiers scheduled for Friday, including Nigeria hosting Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Cameroon in a top-of-the-table Group B clash.
He has been preferred to Kelechi Iheanacho, who has led the Eagles attack this year and toppled Ighalo as the most expensive Nigeria star when he moved to Leicester City from Manchester City last month.
Rohr says the Eagles are firmly behind the goalkeeper and will ensure the team secures victory against Cameroon.
He assured that the team which takes on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a double header within the next few days, was in high spirits.
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Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory - results that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.
However, Cameroon, who are current African champions are desperate to upstage the Eagles in Uyo before going back home to put themselves in effective command in the race for Russian Federation 2018 ticket.
And on the return of John Mikel Obi following an injury layoff, Simon said: "We are happy to always have him around because he's the leader".
"So, we expect a win in Uyo and hopefully we expect a win in Cameroon or a draw at worse". We have to play together as a team.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Emmanuel Udom has pledged to give to the Nigerian football national team Super Eagles $10,000 for every goal they score.
The former Chelsea midfielder stressed that a win here today will help strengthen his personal ambition of a second World Cup appearance.