By Jacob Ajom
FORMER Super Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu, MON, has predicted a tough 2018 World Cup qualifying match between the Chipolopolo of Zambia and their guests, the Super Eagles today.
Speaking in a chat with Sports Vanguard in Lagos, Nwosu warned that the Eagles must not go into the match with a defensive mentality.
“We must attack them from the onset but must also be solid at the back in order not to concede. We must avoid conceding an early goal,” he warned.
The 1980 Africa Nations Cup champion said, “we have to be very careful because Zambia is a good side, even in our days.” He looked at the Super Eagles injury list which includes Victor Moses, Leon Balogun and Isaac Success and said, “Zambia too have a similar problem.
“Anybody called to camp to replace the injured players, must justify his invitation. They must give their maximum best.”
Looking at Eagles’ chances in the group that also include Algeria and Cameroon, Nwosu said, “it is tough. There is no weak team in the group. The other teams are also talking the way we are talking.
Everybody is afraid of the other. It calls for respect for all the teams. We have equal capacity but the more experienced team will come out tops. What a team needs to qualify from this group is to do extra work.
“But for today’s match between the Chipolopolo and the Eagles, the worst result I see, is Eagles coming out with a draw,” he said.