Zambian FA President, Andrew Kamanga, has stated that October 7 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Uyo is a must win match as they aim to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The Super Eagles, who are yet to lose in four matches in the qualifiers, amassing 10 points in the process are being tipped to win in Uyo and qualify for their sixth World Cup. But Kamanga is brimming with confidence as he fancies their chances after the Chipolopolo did the double over Algeria.
”We are putting in every effort to make sure that this team is adequately prepared as we face Nigeria, which for me is the do or die game whoever wins that game will be assured of going to Russia 2018,” Kamanga told fazfootball.com.
”But most interestingly in this group, we are the only ones who have never been to the World Cup, but with the favour we continue to draw on we should be able to qualify, come November because we have the advantage of playing Cameroun in the final round.”
The Zambian National Team are likely to camp in Europe before traveling to Nigeria for the World Cup qualifier.
If Zambia qualifies, it will be there first ever time as they are the only country in Group B of the African World Cup qualifiers that have never qualified for the showpiece event.