Nyirenda: Nigeria will throw everything at us but my boys will handle the pressure
Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says the technical bench has already started psyching the players ahead of the crucial Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on 7th October in Uyo.
Nyirenda says he is aware of what awaits them in Uyo.
“We have already started working on our players’ mentality. They (Nigeria) will throw everything at us, They will use all the tricks in the book so that they have it easy but looking at our players , they have come of age,” he said.
“In Algeria, the environment on the pitch was hostile despite the good hospitality, but they (Chipolopolo) held their own,” he added
Nyirenda says Zambia still has a chance of qualifying to Russia and will do everything possible.
” Chances are still there. We will just get on that pitch for one thing – qualifying to Russia 2018,” he said
” The plan was to camp the team in Europe but now we will camp in Ghana which is closer to Nigeria. What’s important is how we work on the pitch and not the environment”.
Zambia will face Nigeria on 7th October in Uyo in a do or die Russia 2018 World cup qualifier. Nigeria are top of group B with 10 points while Zambia are second with 7 points.
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