Nigeria 3 – 0 Zambia: Super Eagles Dominate Chipolopolo In Five Recent Encounters

Nigeria 3 – 0 Zambia: Super Eagles Dominate Chipolopolo In Five Recent Encounters

The Super Eagles of Nigeria host the Chipolopolo of Zambia on matchday-five of the  2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Uyo on October 7 2017.

A win for the Super Eagles, currently on 10 points, will seal Nigeria’s qualification for the  2018 FIFA World Cup with a game in hand. Any other result will give the Chipolopolo lifeline to take the contest down to the wire. The Zambian team has seven points going into the matchday-5 in Uyo.

With less than three weeks to the big game, Completesportsnigeria.com’s JAMES AGBEREBI recalls the most recent five clashes between the two nations. Nigeria won three of the five recent matches, while two ended in draw..

ZAMBIA 1-2 NIGERIA (2018 W/CUP Qualifier, Group B, 1st Leg)

The game was on matchday-one of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup  qualifiers between the Chipolopolo of Zambia and the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Ndola on October 9, 2016.

Prior to the game, the Super Eagles had never recorded an away win over Zambia in their past meetings.

But all that changed as the Super Eagles triumphed 2-1 with the duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring for Nigeria.

Zambia pulled a goal back througn Collins Mbesuma with 20 minutes left, but  Eagles held on to claim the three points.

NIGERIA 1-1 ZAMBIA (2013 AFCON, Group Stage)

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa saw the Super Eagles drawn in the same group with then African champions Zambia who won the tournament  in 2012.

After 90 minutes, both teams shared the points as the game ended 1-1.

Emmanuel Emenike put the Super Eagles 1-0 up before goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene equalised from the penalty spot.

The Super Eagles qualified from the group with Burkina Faso while Zambia crashed out. The Eagles went on to become champions after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.

NIGERIA 2-0 ZAMBIA (2011: International Friendly)

After failing to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, the Super Eagles faced Zambia in an intertional friendly in 2011 in Kaduna.

Zambia used the friendly game as preparation for the 2012 AFCON which they eventually won.

The Uche brothers, Ikechukwu and Kalu were the scorers for the Eagles.

NIGERIA 5-4 ZAMBIA pens. (0-0 in regulation time – 2010 AFCON Quarter-finals)

The Super Eagles clashed with Zambia in the quarter-finals of the 2010 AFCON in Angola.

After a pulsating encounter which saw regulation and extra-time end 0-0, the two teams proceeded to penalty shootout.

The Eagles won 5-4 after Thomas Nyirenda missed Zambia’s fourth kick before Vincent Enyeama converted the decisive kick to send the Eagles into the last four.

ZAMBIA 1-1 NIGERIA (2002 AFCON Qualifier, Group Stage, 2nd Leg)

During the qualifiers for the 2002 AFCON in Mali, the Nigeria and Zambia were drawn in the same  group,  with Madagascar and Namibia.

The first leg in Lagos ended 1-0 in favour of the Super Eagles thanks to a Victor Agali goal.

In the return leg on matchday-four in Chingola, the Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw by the Chipolopolo.

Benedict Akwuegbu gave the Eagles the lead on 30 minutes before an own goal by Isaac Okoronkwo on 42 minutes drew Zambia level.

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  • Tgrace 4 years ago

    I love the optimism of fans. They think they can defeat the eagles in Nigeria? Beating Algeria is not a yardstick. The Algerians are terribly weak with no cohesion. Zambia will need to play the game of their lives, sit back and attack with intent. The eagles have little worries on tactics and only need to sit back and play on counter. Nigeria won with a very weak team without a few regulars in Zambia and with the under 20 now making the ranks its even more difficult to tame the Nigerians. Its football and anything can happen but Zambia simply doesn’t have what it takes at this time. FairPlay on the victory over the frenec foxes but I am sorry the Eagles are a different breed of dogs.

  • Tgrace 4 years ago

    And now it will be Nigeria 4-0 Zambia

  • No too much talk nigeria 5.0 zambia

  • We need to stop this Super Eagles dominated ten games and that team in three games 10 -0, 3 – 0.. Who cares about that all we need is a result in the past.. besides Zambia is not the same DAMN!!!! team we beat 20 years ago. ABEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • We need to stop this Super Eagles dominated this team ten games and that team in three games: 10 -0, 3 – 0.. Who cares about that all we need is a result in the game and forget about the past football is not played in the past.. besides Zambia is not the same DAMN!!!! team we beat 20 years ago. ABEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AHMAD SALISU ALIYU 4 years ago

    Nigeria will beat Zambia 2-0