Coach Wedson Nyirenda of the Chipolopolo of Zambia assures of his players’ victory in spite of injuries while they take on the Super Eagles in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Nyirenda said this on Friday while in an interview at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo where he presented his plans on how to achieve the maximum points.

Although his team is faced with injury concerns, he maintained that his team is not in any way discouraged, adding that “injuries are a part of the game of football.”

Reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed that Zambia’s first-rate goaltender, Kennedy Mweene, and forward Patson Daka would not feature in the Chipolopolo team owing to injuries.

In spite of this, Nyirenda stated that his team had made enough preparation to withstand any threat the Super Eagles could pose to them, assuring of his players’ determination to take the maximum points in the match.

Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Monday Uko, who also spoke about the match, added he has no fears about the readiness of the Super Eagles to get a place in Russia for the World Cup.

He further encouraged the fans to conduct themselves in an orderly manner during the match and keep their reaction in check, so that they do not encroach on the field in celebration of goals by the Super Eagles.

Uko said Akwa Ibom State government is partnering the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on modalities to adopt to create an enabling atmosphere for spectators during the match.