Zambia football Legend Kalusha Bwalya believes Zambia has the capacity to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Bwalya who was captain when Zambia lost 2-1 to Super Eagles in the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations Final in Tunisia says the Chipolopolo have done exceptionally well against Algeria in the last two games and that the previous result against Nigeria in Ndola is history
“This Saturday game will be a high-pressure game and I feel with Nigeria playing at home they will be more under pressure which could work to Zambia’s advantage.
“I have always had great respect for the Super Eagles and its array of world-class players but if there is a team that can beat Nigeria in Nigeria, it’s Zambia,” Kalu said.
The 1988 African footballer of the year feels that the Chipolopolo have the right ammunition to break down the Eagles.
Bwalya acknowledges that the addition of young players from the U-20 has brought a new dimension to the squad and the experience of Kennedy Mweene and Stophila Sunzu will be needed now more than ever in the encounter.
Kalu describes the match as the most important game in the qualifiers for Wedson Nyirenda’s boys.
“It is important to acknowledge the value of the Nigeria encounter and that it’s the most important game Zambia will play in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
“The current squad has players who can score at any given opportunity and the boys are in good form coming into this match,” he said
Nigeria host Zambia on Saturday 7 October 2017 at the God’s Will Akpabio Stadium and this match could decide who goes to Russia in 2018.