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Zambia Coach Nyirenda Warns Players To Be Psychologically Ready For Nigeria

Zambia Coach Nyirenda Warns Players To Be Psychologically Ready For Nigeria

By Kayode Ogundare:

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has cranked up the pressure ahead of the October 7 monster clash against Nigeria in Uyo by warning his players to either be mentally ready for the group leaders or else the players will be shown the door, according to reports in Zambian media.

Nyirenda set the tone for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier by psyching his players that the match against the Super Eagles will be highly psychological hence the need to be mentally ready.

“This game will be highly psychological, therefore we are working on their mental strength before the match. Every player and everyone on our bench know and believe that this time is our time. God can only show you the fish and it up to you to fish it out,” he said.

“Looking at the way we worked against Algeria home and away it tells a lot of stories. The boys now know and believe it can be done. Nigeria is a different team we are not going to be big headed because we beat Algeria we are focussed on looking at Nigeria only.”


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Nyirenda, a former national team star also said that players need to prove themselves to earn a position in the team.

“No player is indispensable and there is no permanent position for anyone. If you show you can do it, we will give you the chance, that’s my principle. I don’t give chance because you are my father’s son from another mother; you just have to do what we want. The players need to work, this is not time to party. We are in for a very big battle, we need to do it for the fans and the country.”

Nigeria and Zambia are locked in the battle for the sole ticket from Group B and the game in Uyo could be the decider. Three points separate the two teams and a win for Nigeria will hand the Super Eagles a sixth World Cup ticket while any other result will ensure that the battle go down till the last day when Nigeria travel to Algeria while Zambia play at home to Cameroon.

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  • One Nigeria 4 years ago

    Don’t play your self Zambia

  • This Zambians are funny oo.let him change them to robot’s nah so they will be physically ready . they must take not less than 3 nil at uyo

  • Taiwo Evidence Ige 4 years ago

    Nigerian fans shd be cautious and give respect to d Zambians too. I av seen a lot of boastful comments from my compatriots these days. It may or may not be a walk in d park! All the best to our darling Super Eagles!!

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 4 years ago

    What is all this noise about Algeria? They are the whipping team of the group. Nigeria will also claim double on Zambia by giving the Zambians “Python Dance” (Nigeria 4 vs Zambia 0) and move to Algeria to give them “Crocodile Smile” (Nigeria 2 vs Algeria 0) and in the World Cup proper “Cobra Wink” shikena!

  • I’m happy the way Rohr and the SE players are approaching this match. They’ve been generally quiet, focusing on fine tuning their tactics, leaving the ranting to these Zambian boys. Very soon the boys will be separated from the men, and these Zambians will run back sulking furiously to their copper fields … and I’ll finalize my hotel booking to Russia!

    • Tgrace 4 years ago

      @Achi, secure a room for me also ooo, make I follow you go Russia. Or sir call Mikel’s wife who is a citizen in Russia you dnt need to waste money on hotel

  • Eche James Ochoechi. 4 years ago

    Maybe beating Algeria has made them to be very confident. But Fan and AC aren’t the same.