The forward admits that the Eagles are in a tough group and has called for the support and passion of Nigeria to secure a World Cup ticket
The Super Eagles have been handed a tough pairing enroute Russia and they will have to negotiate their way past Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B.
The Olympiakos forward who returned to the national team in May having been locked out of squad he missed out on the 2014 World Cup squad believes everyone must work as a team to ensure the team earns a World Cup place.
“At this stage of football, tough groups like the type we have found ourselves are to be expected,” Ideye told NFF website.
“To get to the World Cup, we cannot cut corners or relax or take things for granted. The World Cup is the biggest football stage where you meet the best of the best, so getting there will be tough.
“Now, we have to be prepared to work hard. If we work hard together as a team we will win matches and if we win our games we will qualify.
“The media have to be involved in this as well. They (media) have a huge role to play in motivating and psyching our team to do well.
“Everything is in our hands; we must plan well and ensure our house is in order. I believe we will qualify,” he concluded.