Nigeria vs Zambia: how and where to watch

John Mikel Obi

The outcome of the match would determine the chances of both teams towards qualification for the world cup in Russian Federation.

The Eagles had won the first leg 2-1 in Lusaka and are now leading the table but need at least a draw on Saturday to be guaranteed a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Nwosu who in the Nigerian team that was knocked out in the qualifiers for the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations by Zambia, however expressed confidence that the Eagles would do enough to secure the ticket to their sixth World Cup appearance. "I have no doubt we have the quality to achieve victory, but we will not make the mistake of under-rating the Zambians." he added.

"They were just a good and determined side".

Reacting ahead of the important match, Dalung urged the Super Eagles to put up a worthy display against the second placed Zambia.

"It is an outright win for Nigeria on Saturday", he concluded. We are fully focused and ready.

"The tendency is for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match". We'll be building up to the action throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account of the game as it unfolds.

NAN also reports that Zambia last tasted victory against Nigeria in a competitive football match at senior level 32 years ago.

The two teams have played 18 matches in all, with the Eagles winning seven and Zambia winning five, with six draws.

The Super Eagles had in the reverse fixture in October 2016 won 2-1 against the Chipolopolo in Ndola; thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

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