2018 WCQ: Zambia Coach Denies Pressure Ahead Super Eagles Clash
Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has denied that he is under any form of pressure as he gets set to face the Super Eagles in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Uyo on Saturday.
“They (Super Eagles) need to win to get to Russia so do we as well and the best team will carry the day,” The Zambia coach told journalists in Uyo before his team’s closed training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium here in Uyo on Friday evening.
“Every match is a new game. We lost to Nigeria last year and I think it was with a different team totally from this one and this time we have a different from the one that lost to Nigeria.
“We have a strong team so Saturday’s game will be a game of wits and the best team will carry the day.”
Asked if the caliber of players in the Super Eagles strike fear into his team, the Zambia coach said: “You don’t win games before you get on the pitch. Nigeria have big names and we don’t have big names in our squad but I’d tell you this we have 11 players and small players who can play football.”
The Super Eagles with 10 points to their name are in pole position in Group B but a win for Zambia who presently have 7 points will see them level up.
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