Zambia have an opportunity to move within three points of leaders Nigeria in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers if they beat Algeria away in Constantine on Tuesday night.

Bottom of Group B side Algeria (1 point from three games) will hosts 2nd placed Zambia in a 21h30 kickoff in a match both sides must win to stay in contention.

Zambia have 4 points, six behind Nigeria who were held to a 1-1 away draw by 3rd placed Cameroon on Monday night in Yaounde.

That result ended Cameroon’s 2018 World Cup hopes with two games left on 3 points.

Zambia head into their match with Algeria on a high following a convincing 3-1 home win on Saturday in Lusaka.

“It will not be easy playing against a big team at their home where everyone will be there for them,”Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda said.

“But I think we have the character to get a win.”

Zambia will be chasing history on Tuesday seeking a debut away win over Algeria who have won all three home games against Chipolopolo.

But Zambia are unbeaten in their last six matches since losing 3-1 to Zimbabwe in the 2017 Cosafa Cup finals last July in South Africa with five wins and a draw.

One of the key catalysts during Nyirenda’s best run since his appointment last September has been striker Brian Mwila of Platinum Stars in South Africa who has scored four goals in three matches including a brace in the first leg against Algeria.

Mwila, who has 7 goals in eight matches overall for Zambia in 2017,is again expected to lead Chipolopolo charge as they seek their second Group B victory.

Victory will be paramount as Zambia head into their penultimate Group B date away to Nigeria on October 7 in what could define their 2018 qualifier destiny should Chipolopolo triumph in Constantine on September 5.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Upnd is boring us with petition. They will never rule this country unless a northerner or easterner takes over the presidency of the Tonga party.

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    • I am Zambian first then a combined Northern and Eastern second…your statement which lacks maturity and is mangled in hate speech is not appropriate on this soccer article…grow up!

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    • Ba Impi Kumwawa… Stop the rot of Northern this, Eastern that….Tonga this and that. We as Zambian are tired of this nonsense!

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    • Ba Impi Kumwawa… Stop the rot of Northerner this, Easterner that….Tonga this and that. We as Zambians are tired of this nonsense!

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  2. Whoever thinks the sun is a moon is so stupid and silly…more over such has no mananers and is quack..,these are pipo who are bringing the country down because of their evil thinking….impi kumawa you are such a one..why bringing the issue of politics when its football time? Very foolish n unwise…check your iq….

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  3. fimo ifibantu mulefitukafye .zambia is one and theirs is no tribe which is superior ,if your father stood on dividing zambia amd he failed,sorry mune cause naiwe thats what u r upto.of which mwana wafilwa like the devil failed to jesus

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  4. hey ba impi kumawa, you need to do better than that if you call yourself a zambian. this is bola mwana and politiking is long gone. we are all zambians and are united in football. for once let this game bring us together and forget the wrongs others have done in the past….nonsens bemba this , nonsens tonga that and nonsens easterner this and that. LOVE ZAMBIA WE ARE ONE…GO CHIPOLOPOLO GO.

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  5. Tribes don’t rule the country ,individuals do,ask the people grow luapula,eastern, northern and central provinces, it adds nothing to the tribe even when one of their tribe mate becomes a President, for those of you who think that probably you lives will be better then you are wasting your time and laying to your selves brothers and sisters,, just work hard.

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