Super Eagles players – John Ogu and Elderson Echiejile have both said Nigeria stand a good chance of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup but they must not underrate Ethiopia, who stand in their way.
The Super Eagles were drawn against the Walia Antelopes in Monday's draw for the African play-off.
"[Ethiopia] must be a good side for them to have gotten to this stage,” Ogu told Goal from his base in Portugal.
“We met them at the Nations Cup and they gave us a fight so we are not going to underrate any team,” he added
Super Eagles left back Elderson Echiejile also admitted that the Super Eagles stand a good chance of qualifying for the World Cup but they have to be serious against the Ethiopians.
"Ethiopia are good to get to this stage, but we have a good chance to qualify if we give everything over two legs," he said on Twitter.
The last round of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup will commence with the first leg to be played in Addis Ababa between October 11 and 15.
The return leg will be between November 15 and 19 at a yet to be determined venue in Nigeria.The Super Eagles defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in the group stage of the Nations Cup in South Africa last February, with the two goals coming from penalties taken by Victor Moses.