As the much awaited 2018 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria Super Eagles and Chipolopolo of Zambia draws near, mind games between the two countries is heating up towards a climax.
The latest to throw his two cent ahead of the encounter was legend of African football and former Zambia international Kalusha Bwalya who said he is confident Zambia will come top on Saturday.
With Nigeria hosting the penultimate match of the group in Uyo, Bwalya believes the Super Eagles will be more “under pressure” playing in front of their home fans.
Reacting through his Facebook page Bwalya said: “This Saturday game will be a high-pressure match and I feel playing at home, Nigeria will be more under pressure.
“This can work to Zambia’s advantage. I have always had great respect for the Super Eagles and it’s array of world-class players but if there is a team that can beat Nigeria in Nigeria it’s Chipolopolo.
“This is a last throw of the dice. It is a must-win match. The team has done exceptionally well. The result against Algeria was a big
psychological win and Zambia always rises to the occasion, when needed most,” he wrote.
Kalusha Bwalya was part of the chipolopolo team that lost to the Super Eagles in the 1994 final of the AFCON in Tunisia