Football legend Kalusha Bwalya says Zambia has the capacity to beat Nigeria in this Saturdays Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Kalusha says he feel that Zambia has done exceptionally well especially in the last two games against Algeria.
He said the last year match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium between the two sides and the result is now history and will not have an effect in this Saturdays game.
“This Saturday game will be a high pressure match and i feel playing at home Nigeria will be more under pressure which can work to Zambia’s advantage. I have always had great respect for the Super Eagles and it’s array of world class players but, if there is a team that can beat Nigeria in Nigeria it’s Chipolopolo,” Kalusha said.
“This is a last throw of the dice. It is a must win match. The team has done exceptionally well. The result against Algeria was a big psychological win and Zambia always rises to the occasion,when needed most,” he said.
“Notwithstanding , it is important to acknowledge the value of the Nigeria encounter and that it is the most important game Zambia will play in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.”
The former African Footballer of the Year said the current squad has players who are able to score at any given opportunity adding that the boys are in good form coming to this match.
“A team needs to score a goal in any game and this team has potential goal scorers. The young guns have brought a new dimension to the team.”
He added, “Never has the experience of goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Stoppila Sunzu’s marshaling of the defensive line, Enock Mwepu emergence as a midfield brain with the finishing of Patson Daka upfront be required than in this crucial match. I expect a solid entertaining match with end to end action.”
“If you look at all the African Groups in this WC FIFA 2018 qualifying series, coming into the last two games, each team is fighting for those important valuable points.”