Zambia In Swim Or Sink Affair In Uyo

Zambia faces Nigeria this afternoon away in a must win Russia 2018 Group B clash at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Both sides come into this titanic clash on the back of a good run of results with Nigeria having tucked away a win and a draw over Cameroun in the last round of qualifiers over Cameroun while Zambia bagged six points over Algeria.

The infusion of U-20 starlets that won the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil and had a quarterfinal finish at the FIFA World Cup has given Zambia a reinvigorated outlook with their race to Russia revived.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda will welcome back Spartak Moscow’s Fashion Sakala who missed the second leg against Algeria due to a red card and will be part of a speedy frontline that will also have Orlando Pirates signee Justin Shonga, Patson Daka and Augustine Mulenga.

Nyirenda could opt to add Liefering midfielder Enock Mwepu to energize his attack with Kondwani Mtonga expected to hold things down in midfield.

Skipper Kennedy Mweene will commandeer his troops from the goal area while Ziyo Tembo and Stoppilla Sunzu will partner at the heart of defence.

The winning back positions will be taken up by Simon Silwimba and Fackon Kapumbu.

Nyirenda has also a prospective option in attack in the jet-heeled Ernest ‘Alteeza’ Mbewe.

Zambia should be wary of the danger posed by a front loaded Nigeria attack that has Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho among others.

Zambia has been known to come to the party when the stakes are high with the motivation to fell the Super Eagles in their backyard a motivation for the Chipolopolo.

Nigeria leads Group B on 10 points and is itching to wrap up the tussle but a resurgent Zambia, hot on their heels with seven points believe they could still make it to Russia with the group still open.
Cameroun and Algeria have fallen off on three and one point respectively.

The two sides have met 17 times with Zambia winning five times and drawn as many games while Nigeria has come tops on seven occasions.

Pay television channel SuperSport will beam the match live on SS3, SS9 and select at 17:15 hours.

(Source: FAZ MEDIA)


  1. G MAN

    All the best Zed! We believe in you…

  2. Samuel

    Good lack Chipolopolo we are behind you

  3. Adisa Olugbenga Michael

    Nigeria 4 Zambia 0………….All hope lost for Zambia….Prepare for Quatar 2022

  4. sojini

    Go Zambia go God is in control, all the best

  5. jay jnr

    Wishing all lads the best, as we know the game is the “must ” win and that’s our expectations as soccer fans, we believe God Almighty will do everything possible for us, as the boys anticipating to go for WC for the very first time.

  6. josephmwamba

    GOD bless you guyz,don’t forget to prayer before the game wishes you all the best.

  7. Jimmy mk

    We are behind you guys.zambia 2: Nigeria 1

  8. one manda

    We are winning the game today, God is with us.

  9. manda

    We are winning the game today, God is with us.

  10. naik manya

    Nigeria Will go down to Zambia by 3goals to 1,

  11. koloba

    Go Zambia Go

  12. cornelius

    bola nalesa don’t fear any one guys go zambia go z3-2n

  13. Hollywood

    Zambia have carried the day .by winning a 2-0 all the best it is bola na Lesa


    God is with you in Nigeria father in heaven here our player in Jesus name 4:1aaaaamen.

  15. Emmanuel ozias chileshe

    We believe in you guys ,we Prayer to all almighty God to protect you all, aba bola ba bola.

  16. Isaac Kasenga

    Bola NA LESA!
    Zambia 3: Nigeria 1.
    We have played Nigeria 17 tymz and won 5 while Nigeria have won 7,rest are draws.So Zambia SHUD make a 6th win today ……..
    God protect our Chipolopolo boys and let them emerge victorious….

  17. Chabu Derick

    wishing you all the best guys

  18. Banda gift

    we ar behind u guys!!

  19. Dingani

    My only hope is that, we managed to beat Algeria well we were 10 against 11, it was a big surprise.


    God Is With Us In Every Move We Make. He’ll Help Us Gun Down The Eagles Of Nigeria By Two(2) Goals To 1. Go Zed Go We Ar Behind U, God Bless U.

  21. Martin Ndumba

    I wish you the best

  22. Chase muso

    Go Zambia go you can do it

  23. Amos bwalya

    Chipolopolo zwa!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. ross kay mayembe

    wishing all the best bachipolopolo guyz zona

  25. Chocho

    Zambia 2 Nigeria 0. Nigeria is nothing, no game eyes have seen.

  26. musokotwani

    Zed 3 Nige 0

  27. Felix Mutai

    We know how we do it…..Zambia 3:1nigeria

  28. Mr mugala

    By God’s grace we are winning this game mark my words favour will be on our side #Team Bola na lesa all the way

  29. Lulu jay

    what really hates me is the fact that znbc won’t show the game,while the are busy promoting top start but yet not even on top start,only people who have dstv will be able to watch the game which is unfair

  30. Jephason mangani

    Bola nalesa we believe in Almighty God go Zambia go

  31. emmy kay

    zambia will make it by 5 goal to nill

  32. Moses

    Yes family we are wining

  33. Mmj

    All the best Our National team

  34. Alick mbewe

    Zambia 2,nigeria 1

  35. Sanford sinx

    Go zed go…..wishing you the best result.

  36. Anold

    Go Zambia go, we are winning by God’s grace

  37. Lil~K

    Zambia Go

  38. Lil~K


  39. Francis

    All the best team Zambia God is with us out there. 3:0

  40. Sean Ace

    Nigeria 2-0 Zambia no replies

  41. Isaac izzy

    fashion 2gls for u

  42. Chishala gift

    Mr 90mim is the best zambians calm down

  43. Christopher

    Go Go chipolopolo the all country is behind you

  44. Depson chiwanchi

    We behind U #Team_Zambia. itx zambia 3-1 nigeria.I’m getting my Visa on monday to go to russia 2018…Chipolopolo GO.

    • mwinda mayamba

      all the best guys
      God who opened the river for the children of Israel he shall open the goals for you guys

  45. agape chipango mukuma

    Commentors would say nigeria are the favourites of today’s game but ifwe ni ‘bola na lesa’ if only the super eagles knew what awaits them

  46. Good morning

    Go gooooal

  47. Danzazy Banda

    Zambia in Jesus Name will score 2 goals while utuma eagle 0. Kkkkkkkkkk #Bola Na Less.

  48. R N M

    Doors are open for us 2day god’s grace is upon Zambia z =2 and n=0

  49. Michael Walusimo Kayz

    we shall try our best, even though we lost the game.
    Zambia 1 Nigeria 3.

  50. mwinda mayamba

    all the best guys the lord who opened the river for children of Israel he shall open the goals for you guys

  51. Francis CHIBZ

    Good luck guys raise the eagle of Zambian to wire Nigeria by 3 goals to 1 or 0 I knw u can do it guys bola nalesa

  52. miratepa

    Zambia 2 Nigeria 0


    I think its the Nigerians who are in hot soup not Chipolopolo.

  54. N drex

    Goal!!!!!!!!!!! Iyhe bakana ba viya .

  55. Winter mubanga

    Zambia will are behinds you will are going to win the game.

  56. Kalunga Aubrey masuzyo

    The game was unfair, it should read one one not one zero,the match should be repeated the referee was unprofessional when he disallowed a clean goal,I think a petition will be our next and not last option.

  57. Richard simunenga

    Good lucky guys

  58. Henry Nawa

    one Zambia Ltd

  59. chitamawe

    Final: Nigeria 1, Zed 0.

  60. Leonard Bwalya

    Don’t worry guys, we will do better in the next game. Our father in heaven will make a way. Twisakamana mangalo ya caalo.

  61. keddy

    You played well more than the Nigerians congrats go zambia go God wil make way one day that was enough…!

  62. chizbary

    Next time guys

  63. chizbary

    It’s ok

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