Zambia Coach Plays Down Eagles Win Over Cameroon – You Lost To South Africa


Coach of the senior national team of Zambia Wedson Nyirenda is bullish about the chances of his team ‎beating Nigeria in Uyo on Saturday when both teams clash in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.


Nyirenda said his team has lot of respect for Nigeria, but they are confident of picking a win in Uyo to keep alive their dream of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.

The coach said the back to back win they had over Algeria has boosted the beliefs of his players, and he is hoping they will be able to pick up a win in Uyo, like they did in Constantine against Algeria.

He said expectations from the teeming fans of the Super Eagles will put Nigeria under pressure, and his team will capitalise on it to beat the Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.

“It’s no magic, but the determination of the players and hunger to go the World Cup. We are focused and we play our game anywhere. To get a win in Constantine in Algeria was a big achievement for this young team, and this has given us the belief that we can beat any team, not excluding Nigeria. We know you beat Cameroon here, but we also know you lost to South Africa at same venue.

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“It is going to be a tough game, but I can only see us winning. The expectation from Nigerians will be high and that will put pressure on your team, and we will capitalize on that to win,” he said upon his team arrival in Uyo.

Maxwell Pius