2018 World Cup qualifier: We will defeat Super Eagles – Zambia coach

Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda
Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda

Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda, has declared that he sees his team winning the match against Nigeria on Saturday, adding that the absence of some of his key players for the must-win 2018 World Cup qualifying match will not deter his team from picking a win in Uyo.

The coach said he is encouraged by the positive energy shown by players in camp and believes this will be a big incentive ahead of the game.

Nyirenda told reporters, “The atmosphere is so great here and there is so much positive energy in the team that I can see us beating Nigeria.

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“The captain is here as well as Chisamba and they have been training extremely well with the rest of the team.

“Preparations are going on well and there is so much oneness and love among the players and technical bench. We are all focused towards achieving that common goal of winning the match.”

“Edward’s absence is just a minor setback and will not derail our plans that much because we have enough manpower to fill the vacuum and Patson is a fighter. I am positive he will pass the fitness test before the match on Saturday.”

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