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Zambia find Super Eagles' weakness

20 September 2016, 12:09

Lusaka - Zambia may have found a weak point in the Super Eagles ahead of a 2018 World Cup qualifier clash between both teams on October 9.

Former Zambian striker Zeddy Saileti, while insisting that Chipolopolo can beat Nigeria, said the Super Eagles have not been winning games, and they hope to take advantage of that to beat the West African side, Vanguard report.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Saileti, who was in the team that lost 2-1 to the Super Eagles during the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations final in Tunisia, said Nigeria is beatable.

Also read: Super Eagles move up in FIFA ranking

“I think that Nigeria is a big team, it’s a big name in African football but they are beatable, there is no need to fear them,” said Saileti. “We have failed to qualify to the Africa Cup and they have also failed, they may have the players in Europe but the truth is, they have not been doing well in recent years. “But we equally haven’t done so well, though I am made to believe that it’s us who want it the most because we have never been to the World Cup.

“Now we have a new technical bench which means we just have to prepare very well, work very hard and if we work hard, we can win. “You only lose or win on the pitch, so I can only encourage the players to put in everything, prepare well and we can surely make it, there is always the first time.”

The Football Association of Zambia announced last week that new assistant coach, Wedson Nyirenda will be the caretaker coach.

News24 reported that football’s world ruling body, FIFA, has appointed Egyptian Ghead Grisha as referee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Zambia’s Chipolopolo and Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Ndola on Sunday, 9th October 2016.

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