EXPOSED: Zambia To Play Extra Men In Midfield To Nullify Threat Of Iwobi, Iheanacho and Ideye


Coach Wedson Nyirenda of Zambia appears to have devise a cautious approach ahead of Sunday’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Nigeria in Ndola.


The open training session of the Zambian team witnessed by correspondent saw the coach deploy extra men in midfield with the duo of Chisamba Lungu and captain Rainford Kalaba playing in a more defensive role.

Nyirenda is applying the approach to frustrate Nigeria in the midddle before the ball gets to the dreaded trio of Brown Ideye, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.

Primarily they plan to give the Nigerian midfield duo of Mikel Obi and Eddy Onazi less time and space to make use of the ball, when they are in possession to stop them from spraying passes to the forwards.

It appears the Zambians have settled to catch the Eagles on the break as the coach primarily focused on quick break during the training session watched by