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Saturday, October 7th, 2017


Zambia out of 2018 World Cup race after loss to Nigeria

Zambia’s qualification campaign for the Russia 2018 Russia World Cup came to an end after losing 1 – 0 to Nigeria in Uyo. It was a determined effort from the Chipolopolo despite missing the preferred striking pair of Patson Daka and Brian Mwila through injury. A goal from substitute Alexander Iwobi who also scored in the first leg was enough to hand the Super Eagles the ticket to Russia as the first African team to qualify with a game to spare. Zambia took the game to the Nigerians and lookedRead More

Nigeria 1 – 0 Zambia (As it happened)

Nigeria XI v Zambia Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Shehu Abdullahi, Ederson Echiejile,Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Simon Moses and Odion Ighalo. Zambia XI v Nigeria Kennedy Mweene – Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu, Ziyo Tembo, Stopilla Sunzu – Kondwani Mtonga, Chisamba Lungu, Enock Mwepu – Augustine Mulenga, Alex Ng’onga, Fashion Sakala

Chisamba, Ng’onga starts…as Wada goes for a midfield three

  Power Dynamos striker Alex ‘Bazo’ Ng’onga has been named in the starting XI against Nigeria. And Chisamba Lungu returns to the starting line up as he joins Enock Mwepu and Kondwani Mtonga in the engine room. Though he has passed a late fitness test, Paston Daka will start on the bench.   Patson Daka has been struggling with knock even though Wedson Nyirenda said he is fit, there’s a general feeling that he might not last the entire game. The other option is Justine Shonga but after he belowRead More

Key Battles: Nigeria v Zambia

Nigeria host Zambia in Uyo state in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Super Eagles lead the pack with 10 points, three ahead of the energetic and counter attacking young guns from Lusaka in the race for Russia 2018. The Copper Bullets will be aiming to shoot the Super Eagles’ wings in order not to make them soar high to unassailable 13 points. Below the ZamFoot Crew takes a look at some of the interesting duels to look out at the 35, 000 seater Godswill Akpabio Stadium. LeonRead More

Rohr name unchanged side against Zambia

Nigeria national team head coach Genot Rohr has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Zambia. Rohr has named the same players that played against Cameroon in a 4-3-3 formation. Ikechukwu Ezeanwa keeps his place in between the posts with Shehu Abdullahi, Ederson Echiejile,Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong making up the back four. Leicester city’s Wilfred Ndidi partners Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi in midfield. The two Moses (s) will attack from the wings with Ighalo as the marksman upfront. Nigeria starting line-up to face Zambia NigeriaRead More

Comment : Difficult takes a day, impossible Takes a Week.

Away game against the current Nigeria team in Uyo is definitely a tall order for any team. Zambia heads out to play what will be the group’s decider for the 2018 World Cup Qualifier. The record between the two show Nigeria having supremacy over Zambia in the past with the two having played 17 times, Nigeria have won 7 times and Zambia only 5 which all came in non competitive games. Of course Nigeria are strong favorites going into this fixture having assembled a stellar squad that includes English PremierRead More

Nyirenda: Kalaba is not indespensable

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda has said Rainford Kalaba is not indispensable, adding that he is just like any other player. Responding to whether Kalaba’s absence will negatively effect Chipolopolo, Wada indicated that all the players in his roster are dependable. “Kalaba is just a player like any other player. We have made this team consisting of the 23 players that will play tomorrow. While it took time for him to stamp his authority, the axing of the so called big players with ego has seen the upturn of fortuneRead More

Fashion racing against Alteza and Chisamba for a starting place

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda is set to make one change from the side which started against Algeria in North Africa, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal. And the ZamFoot Crew understands that Wada Wada will go for the traditional 4-4-2 formation against the Super Eagles on Saturday in a mouthwatering Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The outspoken coach is set to recall Russian based winger Fashion Sakala to the starting line-up. The 20 year old winger cum striker returns to the side after serving his suspension. The ChipolopoloRead More