Both Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda and skipper Kennedy Mweene have expressed confidence the Chipolopolo can beat Super Eagles in Uyo on October 7 to take World Cup qualification in Group B down to the final match of the series.
According to reports monitored by in Zambia, Nyirenda insisted that his lads can beat the eagles at their home, noting that since the Super Eagles could beat them at Ndola, nothing would stop them from paying them back in Uyo.
Nyirenda noted that the Chipolopolo has undergone a lot of transformation from the team that lost to Nigeria in July, leading to their double header win over Algeria to lift the Southern African team to second place, where they are now only three points behind group leaders Nigeria.
Zambia have been unbeaten in their last seven matches, which include CHAN and World Cup qualifiers, to show they are the team on form.
“Now we will focus on Nigeria. They are a good team and will desperately want a win. But I have a big team who can pick a win and that’s what I am planning for.
Also South Africa-based goalkeeper and captain of the team, Kennedy Mweene shared the optimism of his coach.
Wedson Nyirenda had hoped the battered Indomitable Lions of Cameroon avenge their 4-0 bashing suffered in the hands of the Super Eagles in their reverse fixture on Monday.
Nyirenda who led his side to a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday also described the win as vital in their race to clinch the sole ticket in the African qualifying Group B for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The win at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka meant Zambia end their World Cup jinx against Algeria, thanks to brace from Brian Mwila in the sixth and 32nd minutes and another late strike from Enock Mwepu despite Yacine Brahimi getting on target.
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