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Mikel: Super Eagles Will Repel Strong Zambia Attack

Mikel: Super Eagles Will Repel Strong Zambia Attack

By Johnny Edward in Uyo:

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi is banking on the Super Eagles’ defence to cage the rampaging Zambian attack when they host the Chipolopolo in Saturday’s crunch 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Zambians have scored four goals in the last two games against Algeria, conceding one goal just as the Super Eagles team led by Mikel have found the back of the net five times against Cameroon, letting in one.

The Zambia side have evolved in the last six months and were victors over Algeria on matchdays 3 and 4 which rekindled their World Cup hopes. But the Tianjin TEDA star says he dreams of leading the Eagles to Russia.

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“From the coach to us the players, we are not taking the game lightly and we all know how important the game is,” Mikel said during the Super Eagles media conference here in Uyo on Thursday.

“I’m motivated to go all out to win.

“We’ve been watching videos and also monitoring them to know their strong points and their weaknesses as well.”

“Their attack is their strongest point but we have a good defence now to stop them. And we have a strong attack of our own.”

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  • Abeg oga mikel stop that Zambians being strong are they stronger that cameroun?.With mukandjo, Bassogog.Anguisa.Aboubakar.We must swallow those talkative Zambians on Saturday nija 3 zambia 0

  • @Ubah.Mikel is just being modest with his comments.That is the hallmark of an intelligent skipper,unlike the Zambian coach who talks as if the match has been played and won by them.90 minutes + will decide on Saturday.Best of luck,Super Eagles!

  • Onanaye Adetayo 4 years ago

    There is no reason to panick.An intelligent player like Mikel must also remain humble in his comment.You allow your enemy to make noise & prepare the strategy to use to counter his brag.This is mind game.The game is ending 2
    0.Each goal scores in each half.l see the Zambians crying at the end of the match.They will be so rough and take more cards than Nig.God luck Super Eagle.

  • I don’t see Zambia pose so much threat to Nigerian0 Super Eagles.

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    I have watched the playback of Algeria vs Zambia match many times and without being immodest, the Zambian team was made to look good by a tactically deficient Algerian team. My prediction for Saturday;
    Nigeria 7
    Zambia 0
    Insha Allah.
    I look forward to reading your reactions after the 90+ minutes on Saturday.

  • I see the grass suffering on Saturday. May the best team carry the day