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Babangida: Eagles Shouldn’t Be Intimidated By Boastful Zambia Coach

Babangida: Eagles Shouldn’t Be Intimidated By Boastful  Zambia  Coach

By Bamidele Boluwaji:                                                                                                                 Former Nigeria winger, Tijani Babangida has advised the Super Eagles not to be intimidated by Zambia Coach Wedson Nyirenda’s  constant boasting that he has what it takes to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Uyo on SaturdayCompletesportsnigeria.com reports.  ‎

Babangida who was in  the Super Eagles squad to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France says Nigeria has a better team to win the match if the players remain focused and play as a team on Saturday.


The ex-international believes that if the Super Eagles can beat highly rated Cameroon 4-0, the Zambians will not be different.

“Let me tell you first that I am happy with what the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is doing with the team, he has been able to bring stability and every player is ready to play which is enough motivation for the players ” the former Ajax Amsterdam of Holland star told Completesportsnigeria.com

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“I have read a lot about the match and what the Zambian coach has been saying, but I want to advise our players that they should not be intimidated. We are better than them in anyway, and with the calibre of players we have in the Super Eagles, I am confident that Nigeria will win.

“Our players should just remain focused, play as a team and utilize every opportunity they have in the match.

“They did it against Cameroon and I am sure they will do it against Zambia as well. We should all support them and believe in them.

“We have a good team that can feature in the World Cup next year and I believe they will get the ticket.”

Nigeria go into the Saturday’s match with 10 points, three  better than Zambia who are  on seven points.  Nigeria need an outright win in Uyo amass an unassailable 13 point and pick the Group B ticket ‎which will make the last matchday-six games mere formalities. Any other result in Uyo will prolong the two-horse   to the last day of the group when Algeria host Nigeria and Zambia host Cameroon .

Algeria and Cameroon are clearly out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup race and will only be playing ‎for their respective national prides on the last day of Group B.

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  • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

    Nice one tj @ super Eagles better than the boastful Zambian coach, Wesdson Nyirenda. Football is played on the pitch but for wide-mouthed Nyirenda, his is on lips. Pity!
    Super Eagles, fly on!.

  • 90minutes 4 years ago

    How did wedson Nyirenda boast? What should we call what you have just said bwana? Isn’t what have not just say called boasting? ” we did it against Cameron, they will do it against Zambia ” you’re playing a blame game Mr whilst your eating what your words bwana

  • ako amadi 4 years ago

    I don’t even think the Super Eagles have the time to read what the Zambian coach has been saying for the past 2 weeks

  • 90minutes 4 years ago

    OK, quiet Nigerian’s, you have been very quiet regarding the outcome of uyo. But Remember God can not favour piers, playing an accusing game

  • something always wonder in a Zambia fans and team,u are bring a player from zanaco,zinco,even ur foreign base sakala is not in first team u are coming with under20 player that we now Nigeria wen we have Under20 we Neva allow them to play unless they have football knowledge how will u be compare under20 player to experience player beta stop all ur mouth u can’t compare Algeria that have loss form, and their with new coach, FA problem beta stop noise Nigeria win atleast Nig 4_Zambia 0 bcos they can’t score against Nigeria