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Chipolopolo to camp outside the country ahead of Nigeria clash

The Zambia national team is expected to camp outside the country in preparation of the must win 2018 Russia World Cup qualifier against Nigeria to be played on 7th October.

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda told the ZamFoot Crew on arrival from Constatine Algeria that he would like to see his team have an intensive training camp in ahead of the penultimate game of the qualifiers.

“We have been talking to the Football Association of Zambia [FAZ] and they are also interested in camping the team outside the country and if that comes it will be a bonus to the players,” Nyirenda said.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga echoed the coach’s sentiments stating that a good number of the players already ply their trade in Europe and it would be easier to camp the team there.

“As you know some of the players are already in Europe, they didn’t come with us they have already gone back and we may see it fit to camp the team abroad so that it is easier to prepare the team adequately,” Kamanga said.

The Chipolopolo will need to pick a win in Uyo – Nigeria to keep chances of qualifying to the World Cup in their own hands.

Zambia shot to second place in group B of the qualifiers after picking back to back wins against Algeria.

Zambia’s next game is against the Super Eagles on 7th October.

The team arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 12:40hrs.






17 Comments to Chipolopolo to camp outside the country ahead of Nigeria clash

  1. Sibs says:

    If possible camp in another West African country with similar conditions to Nigeria.

    BREAKING NEWS. FIFA have ordered that the World Cup qualifier match between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed on November 12 after RSA controversially won the match 2-1. In the same match RSA got a fake penalty from the Referee Lampytey who since gotten a life ban. Too bad for our brothers and sisters in RSA.

  2. Amandla says:

    This is the best antidote for the team. They need to be together for a while. Gladly, Fashion will be in too. Please play a compact game in defence and do the quicksilver counter attacks! Discipline when playing away is important. Avoid conceding silly free kicks outside the penalty box or in the box. All the best!

  3. Amandla says:

    While I would have loved to see the team in West Africa, I would prefer them in Europe. Possibly the same place where the Under 20 were.

  4. Isoka says:

    @Amandla i conquer with you on the camping in europe (spain) weather conditions are some of best throughtout the year just not sure of the october weather in nigeria.

  5. Asamoah says:

    Please what is the mathematical chance of Zambia’s qualifications? All I see is. a draw for Nigeria against Zambia and Zambia failing to beat Cameroon 5-6nil may hand the worldcup ticket to Nigeria due to Zambia’s lesser goal aggregate.Do you see Nigeria not picking at least a point in her remaining 2 games?

    • Grace of God says:

      Zambia needs to beat Nigeria in Uyo, on 7 October, 2017, and beat Cameroon in Zambia on 6 November, 2017. When this happens and Nigeria beats Algeria in Algeria, they will both be at 13 points. It is at this point that the Mathematics of goal difference will kick in. For now, Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) need to focus on gunning down the Super Eagles in their own back yard before aiming at shooting the Indomitable Lions of Yaonde. Their work is cut out and planning begins now.

      • Musonda says:

        Beat Nigeria in Nigeria? Why do we like deceiving ourselves? Is it because they lost against South Africa? It was clear they underrated Bafana Bafana.More than five of their key players were absent in that match. Did anyone watch Nigeria against Cameroon over the two legs? They are currently unplayable at home with Moses, Mikel, Balogun, Simeon, Ighalo, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Musa and Iwobi. They are so dangerous when going forward and comfortable defending. That Balogun is the best centre half in Africa right now. And no player in the Chipolopolo can stop Victor Moses and Ighalo. I don’t want to raise my hope. We are meeting Nigeria at a wrong time. I don’t see us winning that match, period.

  6. Logic says:

    Go to Ghana

  7. Amandla says:

    Good facilities and need to be psychologically alert and …. will be important! So Spain! @Isoka, you are right!

  8. Don says:

    Set up camp in Spain or next door in Portugal.

  9. Nsima911 says:

    Nigeria are very beatable at home. We just need belief and drive.

  10. Riquelme10 says:

    The best result u could get in uyo is a draw.. come to think of it, can zambia withstand the firepower of the current super eagles? because to me no african team is good as nigeria now.

  11. Zambia says:

    Thanks team for proving many of us wrong.When the possibility of even winning one game against Algeria seemed monstrous, the team won both home and away. Some said the absence of Mahrez cost Algeria the first game, in the return fixture he even took a penalty and couldn’t beat Mweene. I have no problem with Nigeria, lets get the best from the camp. The game in Nigeria will be decided on the pitch.

  12. Don says:

    I would pick an away match with Nigeria in stead of an away match with Algeria in a heartbeat. With proper preparation s, Zambia will dismantle Nigeria in their backyard. Ama nai balanaka fast like we saw in the 2nd half at LM stadium

  13. henry says:

    I love the optimism of fans. They think they can defeat the eagles in Nigeria? Beating Algeria is not a yardstick. The Algerians are terribly weak with no cohesion. Zambia will need to play the game of their lives, sit back and attack with intent. The eagles have little worries on tactics and only need to sit back and play on counter. Nigeria won with a very weak team without a few regulars in Zambia and with the under 20 now making the ranks its even more difficult to tame the Nigerians. Its football and anything can happen but Zambia simply doesn’t have what it takes at this time. FairPlay on the victory over the frenec foxes but I am sorry the Eagles are a different breed of dogs..

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