FIFA 2018 WCQ: Zambia to set up training camp in Accra ahead of Nigeria clash

FIFA 2018 WCQ: Zambia to set up training camp in Accra ahead of Nigeria clash

The Zambia national team Chipolopoolo will spend three days in Accra, Ghana before heading to Uyo for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Group B leaders Nigeria.

According to the Football Association of Zambia, Fazfootball.com, the local players summoned for international duty will leave for Ghana on Sunday and set up base in Accra, where foreign-based players will join from.


FAZ President Andrew Kamanga wanted the squad to train in Europe to avoid unnecessary distractions before the trip to Uyo, but that plan was later jettisoned.

Coach of the Copper Bullets Wedson Nyirenda is expected to announce his final roster, including the invited foreign professionals, on Friday at a press conference.

The Super Eagles are expected to begin training for their penultimate World Cup qualifier in four days time, if a majority of the invited players show up early, otherwise they will hold their first training session on Tuesday.

Nigeria can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia if they beat Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on October 7.

Meanwhile, Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu, who spoke exclusively with AOIFootball.com from his base in Turkey, said the Eagles are a far better team than the Zambians and will fly over them with ease. “The Zambians are no threat to us because we have the players and tactical edge over them. We beat them

“The Zambians are no threat to us because we have the players and tactical edge over them. We beat them in their own backyard last year, so I see no reason why we can’t beat them in Uyo too.

“We know the match will be a tough one and we won’t underrate the Zambians; we saw what they did to Algeria last month and we are fully prepared for whatever antics they try to deploy,” Agu said.

The on-loan Porto player, who was one of the 23 invitees by Coach Gernot Rohr for the clash against Zambia, also praised the Franco-German Coach, Gernot Rohr for believing in his ability and sticking with almost the same team that beat Cameroon last month.

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