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Zambia FA Boss Kamanga: Chipolopolo Can Shock Super Eagles In Uyo

Zambia FA Boss Kamanga: Chipolopolo Can Shock Super Eagles In Uyo

The President of Football Association of Zambia Andrew Kamanga believes Chipolopolo’s 1-0 win against Algeria in the second leg of their FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier last week has indicated that they are capable of beating Super Eagles away from home.

Zambia completed the double over Algeria following a 1-0 win the World Cup qualifier in Constantine on September 5.

The win saw the Chipolopolo go seven points in Group B, just three points behind leaders the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Their next fixture is in Uyo against the Super Eagles on October 7. Kamanga believes Chipolopolo can also achieve the same feat in Uyo on matchday five.

“So the must-win game is Nigeria, and I think the team has demonstrated the capacity to win away from home,” Kamanga told MTN Football Zambia.

“It was not an easy game, Algeria is a highly-rated team. They have got a lot of skilful players and I think our team was up to the task and I think they put in a marvellous performance.”

Kamanga also went on to hail the blend of experienced players from the 2012 CAF African Cup of Nations-winning side.

“Hats off to the technical bench. We have had issues around player selection but now I think the coach was really spoilt for selection. And I think we have now raised the level of competition for the senior national team because the players from the under-20 are also knocking,” Kamanga added.

“We have blended the team with players from the CHAN, COSAFA as well as those playing in Europe so it is a very good mix.

“There are players who are still there I think Stoppilla Sunzu, Chisamba Lungu and Kennedy Mweene who has done a fantastic job to take the younger ones under his wing.”

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  • PapaFem 4 years ago

    Will these Zambians ever stop talking? Will they? So beating Algeria home and away is now a guarantee that Nigeria will be beaten? No qualms. We are waiting.

    • My brother am tired of this zombians but am sure we’ll never hear from them again after the match day . super eagles 6 zombie people 0

  • Victor Onyeanum 4 years ago

    The man forgot that Nigeria had earlier beaten them at Ndola. If getting an away win is a criterion for assessing a good team, then he should give Nigeria some respect, and even more than that because Nigeria did it first in this series, and against the same boastful Zambians.

    • @Victor Onyeanum

      The wise elders warn that when an egg challenges a coconut to a fight because they are all round, the spectators foresee a disaster. Let these Zambians come. Uyo is the site where these bullets will be shattered to pieces – then we can have some rest from these endless boasting.

  • KEHINDE AKANDE 4 years ago

    Yes, I Concour we are waiting

  • Taiwo Evidence Ige 4 years ago

    Anybody is very free to talk (Zambians inclusive).

  • Guys, pls no one should encourage them to stop boasting o. They should boast. There is advantage. Don’t you guys see it? It will make our boys rate them high instead of under-rating them which may translate to an unserious type of play. You have forgotten what led to South Africa coming to our land and flog us silly? We thought we have been beating then at home. So no need to put in any seriousness. Forget about the reason given that our senior players didn’t play. That is just a contributory factor. Under-rating the South Africans was the primary cause of that painful defeat. So let the Zambians boast and boost the spirit of our boys. Already Leon Balogun has responded to their, as he called it, “mind game.” Go to their popular website (www.zambianfootball.co.zm) to see some of the numerous comments. You will be tempted to fire back which I and some other Nigerians are doing. Its war already between the fans.