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Zambian Star Silwimba Promise Uyo Shocker For Super Eagles

Zambian Star Silwimba Promise Uyo Shocker For Super Eagles

By Kayode Ogundare in Accra:

If Nigerians think next Saturday’s World Cup qualifying game against Zambia will be a stroll in the park, particularly given the fact that the Super Eagles won the reverse fixture last October in Ndola, then they are in for a shocker according to a member of the Chipolopolo squad currently in a training camp in Ghana ahead of the match.


Simon Silwimba, who’s seen his good form for domestic league club Zesco United rewarded with a spot on the national team, is confident that the Chipolopolo can shock Nigeria at home to claim the sole ticket from Group and make it to the World Cup in Russia.

Speaking exclusively to completesportsnigeria.com in Accra, the 22-year old said: “This is football and anything can happen. The fact that Nigeria are playing at home does not mean they will automatically win. If the visiting team is better than you on the day, you will be shocked before you know it and that’s what we are planning for your team.”

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Silwimba, an unused substitute in the reverse fixture in Ndola last October when Nigeria won 2-1 with goals from Alexander Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho before Collins Mbesuma reduced the tally in the second half, claimed that the Chipolopolo had undergone such drastic changes that it will be unrealistic to judge the outcome of the fortcoming game by the result of the first match.

“We have improved and changed since the last time we played Nigeria and it will be impossible to predict the outcome of this game by looking at the first leg result. What Nigeria did to us in Ndola we also can do it to them in Uyo,” he said.

The player who’s grown in influence in the team and played both games against Algeria is expected to be in coach Wedson Nyirenda’s starting eleven when the Chipolopolo files out in Uyo on October 7th in what could effectively be the ticket decider.

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  • Pls complete sports stop interviewing this unprofessional fools called Zambians and putting it here.

    • Gboyega 4 years ago

      I don’t think its necessary to use abusive word like this. Every team has a right to talk tough. Praising the super eagles doesn’t make you a fool it makes you a patriot, the same applies to the Zambians. Let there be mutual respect… Fly eagles… Fly

  • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

    So what is Silwimba saying?. Contradicting himself?. Cs, please interview sensible people & save our time for our dear team, the EAGLES.

  • I don’t think Zambia is playing mind games. I think the press is fueling unnecessary excitement and tension. Why don’t complete sports just mind their own business. by the way……CHIPOLOPOLO ALL THE WAY!!!!

  • Zambia actually thinks the way to beat the super eagles is by boasting . They have got their strategy wrong .You do that , you make the SE careful and when they are careful , they will beat you. The only way you can beat Nigeria is ………i will comment after the match.

  • A second rate player ranting to the high heavens! The SE players are working out in the gym and strengthening their muscles while these Zambians are shouting themselves hoarse. We’ll soon see. Soccer is played on the pitch.

  • Fasasi Kunle 4 years ago

    Is good for Nigeria if Zambians are interviewed and respond in this way.

  • The lesson to learn from all these comments from Zambians is to prepare well,rather than being complacent.If Eagles underrate the Zambians,they will pay dearly for it! All Eagles need is just to be very serious about the match all through the 90+ minutes,and they are on to Russia!

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    If you have had the opportunity of living in Lagos and witnessed two people engage in an argument, then, you would not be surprised at the antics of the Zambian players and their head coach.
    They are trying to psyche themselves up albeit using the wrong method.
    My scoreline for Saturday;
    Nigeria 7
    Zambia 0
    Insha Allah

  • Super eagles must qualify this saturday and I so much believe in them. Mikel is determined to play in Russia right in front of his in-laws while Ighalo and several others want to make their world cup debut. It is a do or die affair comes saturday. Soar eagles soar!