Latest draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone means both teams can’t topple Nigeria who already has eight points.
View this post on Instagram
The three-time African champions initially needed a point from the final two qualifiers against The Benin Republic and Lesotho in Group L to seal qualification.
But Sierra Leone’s draw against Lesotho means the three-time African champions are assured of their place in Cameroon next year.
However, the top spot is still up for grabs, but they can also secure their place as group leaders if they beat Benin at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium on Saturday evening.
Gernot Rohr’s men currently have eight points from four games, with Benin a point behind from the same number of games.
But a win for the Super Eagles against their West African neighbours will put them four points clear going into the final round of games on Tuesday.