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World Cup Qualifiers: Zambia Fires Coach, Appoints New Coach For Nigeria Tie

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Zambia are in disarray ahead of their first World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Nigeria in October, following the sacking of coach George Lwandamina as coach and the subsequent appointment of Wedson Nyirenda.

Lwandamina failed to qualify Zambia for next year Africa Cup of Nations which played a big role in his being axed from his job as coach less than a month to their tie against Nigeria.

Nyirenda is well known for his time at Zambian side Zesco United and he was reportedly appointed ahead of South African coach Gordon Igesund, who was heavily tipped to get the coach.

The newly appointed coach also coached in Mozambique where he handled Feroviaro de Beira before he joined the coaching set up in the national team of Zambia.

They will take on Nigeria in their opening game and it will be the first game for coach Nyirenda in their group that also has Cameroun and Algeria.

Popularly referred to as Stone during his playing days, he was one of the star players for South African side Kaizer Chiefs in the 1990s.