Zambia Coach Wedson Nyirenda Provides Update On Fitness Of Star Striker Daka


The Chipolopolo of Zambia had a first time feel of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo ahead of their game against Nigeria tomorrow in the race to be at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.


Before the start of their training session which was held behind close doors, coach Wedson Nyirenda had a brief chat with the media men at the stadium, and provided update on the injury situation in the camp of his team.

Already they are without three key players in Rainford Kalaba ‎, Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya due to injury and work permit issues, but the coach insist they can cope without the trio.

‎”Kalaba is just a player like any other player, so we have made this team consisting of other 18 players, there is no player who is indispensable in Zambia this time, we only depend on who is going to deliver on that day and according to our plan”, he said.

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Speaking on the fitness of top striker Patson Daka, the coach reveal the forward has recovered from the knock that made him pull out of their training session in Abuja yesterday.

“Daka is here, he is okay, the only ones ‎that are not with us due to injury is Bernard Mwila and Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya is not here because his team are working on his permit in Sweden. So the rest of the players are here, and I think we have a good side that will do the job tomorrow “, he concluded.

Osas Mahawi