Zambia captain and goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has described next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier showdown against Nigeria as a do-or-die affair.
Second placed Chipolopolo will visit leaders Nigeria in a penultimate Group B clash in Uyo on October 7.
An away win over the Super Eagles next month would put Zambia in a strong position of make their debut FIFA World Cup qualification.
Zambia put the pressure on once Nigeria’s comfortable Group B supremacy when they posted significant results over Algeria following 1-0 away win on September 5 after beating the North Africans 3-1 at home in Lusaka on September 2.
“When we started, we knew what we wanted, we did our homework and got the most important six points. The game against Nigeria is all about preparation. I am confident we can win in Nigeria with adequate preps like the one we had,” Mweene said.
“It will definitely be tough because it will be a do or die affair, we are three points behind them, which we can break. We have a good team that can do it. All the players have shown commitment and dedication. The morale is high in camp and that is what gives us the motivation.”
With two Group B fixtures left to play, Zambia have 7 points,three behind Nigeria ahead of their penultimate away date on October 7 in Uyo.
Cameroon are 3rd with 3 points and Algeria are bottom with 1 point and both are out of contention in the 2018 Group B qualifiers.