WEDSON:WE ARE READY

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Coach Wedson Nyirenda has declared Chipolopolo ready to confront Nigeria in Saturday evening’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier away in Uyo.

Kickoff is at 18h00.

Nigeria leads Group B with 10 points while Zambia have 7 points with two rounds of matches left to play.

Chipolopolo are out in Nigeria seeking to keep alive their dream of going to Russia.

“Which pressure? Do I look under pressure? I think we are very much ready. We have what it takes to win the match. We have done 90 percent of what we should do,” Nyirenda told journalists in Nigeria on Friday.

He attempted to remain modest ahead of this crunch match in which the Super Eagles will parade Europe based stars as they target a win that will send them to Russia.

‘You Nigerians have all the big names; we do not have the big names. All we have are the 11 players on the pitch. Even the small players can play football,” he said.

Nyirenda added that striker Patson Daka who was reported to be injured is fit for the game.

“Daka is here. He is ok. You cannot play football 100 percent fit. Then you must be an accountant. Small knocks are not injuries. Injuries are part of football,” he said.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says their match against Zambia will be bigger than their previous group clash against Cameroon.

“We are looking to collecting a decisive result in our group this weekend. If we win this game on Saturday then we qualify,” Rohr said.

“But we know that Zambia has a good team. They are the U20 AFCON champions and they have a different team to the one we faced in Ndola,” Rohr said.

Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 last October 9 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in what is Chipolopolo’s only Group B loss before holding Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in Limbe on match-day-two away last November.

ZAMBIA SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)

DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Stoppilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula, Russia), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos)

MIDFIELDERS: Chisamba Lungu (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila , John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering, Austria), Emmanuel, Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town ,South Africa), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco)

STRIKERS: Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Brian Mwila Alex Ng’onga (Power Dynamos), Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria)

17 COMMENTS

  1. Nigerians have big headed after beating Cameroon 4-0 but what they should understand is that Zambia is not Cameroon and they will soon discover that on the pitch. We need to win Nigeria the good thing is that they know that we are not a push over! Go Zambia! Go!

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  2. Zambia must win this game. The world deserves to see our boys perform on their long awaited debut at the World Cup.

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  3. All the best Chipolopolo, I love u. make us proud. Humiliate Nigeria, for our God shall pray with you.

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  4. MY DOTA MAINTAINS – ZAMBIA 4 nigeria 1…..!!!!! My dota nchimunya always wins …… but on this one I strongly disagree …we are losing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. @ M.D correct score line.
    let them continuing playing the game with their mouth and mind game.
    Super Eagles shall show they are class above ….today.

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  6. I DID MENTION HERE THAT AN EXCELLENT AND SEASONED GENERAL CAN GO TO BATTLE LEAVING HIS BEST SOLDIERS BEHIND…WDA IS A TOTAL FAILURE , A USELESS COACH WITH A LOW SELF-EASTEM… HE UNCHARACTERISTICALLY PICKED UNNECESSARY QUARRELS WITH YOUNG PLAYERS …FWAYO, KALABA , CHAMA ..EVEN THE SIDELINED MBESUMA ARE BETTER PLAYERS BY FAR THAN SOME OF THE PLAYERS THIS CHI WADA PICKED..

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  7. Thanks to Zambia for fielding a team for the FUTURE. and that is what it is… A team for the FUTURE.
    I see Cameroon finishing Second in the group. You dont just wake up 1 morning because you won a couple of games and think your under 20 team is all of a sudden PERFECT for the world cup. however the team turned out to be interesting at the end and the better team qualified. thanks for your participation.

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  8. Weldone Zambia. Fantastic game of African football. At the end better tactics & experience won.
    Once more weldone Zambia

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