'We must not underrate them' - Nwosu warns Super Eagles ahead Zambia clash

Faith Castro
October 6, 2017

Former Nigeria worldwide Henry Nwosu says the Super Eagles should expect a very determined Chipolopolo of Zambia team in Saturday's 2018 FIFA Wolrd Cup African qualifying Group B in Uyo.‎. "I have no doubt we have the quality to achieve victory, but we will not make the mistake of underrating the Zambians".

"They were just a good and determined side".

NAN reports that Nigeria is on the brink qualifying for the 2018 Mundial in Russian Federation with an emphatic 4-0 win over the African champions, Cameroon in Uyo and the reverse fixture in Yaoundé which ended1-1.

"We don't have to be complacent in the game", Iwosu told Goal.

A win for Nigeria at the Goodswill Akpabio stadium will earn the Eagles a sixth ever appearance at the World Cup. "All we want is the usual support and encouragement by everyone involved, including the fans who will turn out at the match venue".

The Changchun Yatai of China frontman is expected to lead the Super Eagles forward against Zambia having performed credibly well in the two legs against Cameroon last month.

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"The tendency is for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match".

"I have spoken to them and the approach should be to take full control from the beginning and take the chances that come without being too anxious".

"That should be the approach for Saturday".

What time does the Nigeria v Zambia match start? The Chipolopolo are on seven points going into match. "He is not in the third team but the second one".

Other countries that could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend are Egypt and Tunisia.

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