The stage is set, the fanfare is set, the branded champagnes are ready, and over 160m Nigerians cannot wait for the result of the Nigeria versus Zambia game.
Can the Super Eagles of Nigeria end the wait and cling the world cup ticket, joining the footballing elite nations in the world that have already qualified for the FIFA world cup tomorrow, October 7?
Here are five things we expect the Super Eagles of Nigeria to do to secure victory against Zambia.
1. Wing play:
Wing play is the traditional approach of the Super Eagles from time immemorial, and it is high time we get on with it. The Super Eagles current squad is gifted with talented and prolific wingers that can cause damage to any team. In the current Eagle’s squad there is Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Simon Moses, Alex Iwobi and the list goes on. These guys on their day will cause menace to the best defenders in the world.
2. Early goal:
One of the biggest mistake of the Super Eagles against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa was the lack of early goal. Considering the fact that Nigeria started the game on a high tempo, however, the South Africans were able to sit back, and hit the Eagles back on the counter.
3. Rock solid defence:
The Nigeria ‘Oyibo wall’ is formidable (at least for now) and for a victory against the Chipolopolos of Zambia, it stands highly important that the William Paul Ekong and Leon Balogun formidable partnership at the central defence remains formidable.
Gernot Rohr so far in his handling of the Super Eagles has shown his tactical acumen of the game. It is highly pivotal that the German tactician come up with a master plan for this all important tie, one that the coaching crew of Zambia will find hard to comprehend.
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5. Ruthless in front of goal:
We cannot over emphases the important of getting as much goals as we can. Nigeria in the past have been known to sit back and relax on a one goal lead, this they should not attempt if they want to pop the celebration champagne bought by the NFF.
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