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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by freshest4live: 8:05am On Sep 10
shilesa:
if Cameroon wins its remaining games, nigeria will qualify. If algeria wins all its remaining games, nigeria still qualifies. But if zambia wins the remaining games nigeria wont go to Russia. So, nigeria has to beat zambia. Its the only threat, right? Thats what i mean.
Even if zambia win her remaining games, if Nigeria beats Algeria silly, Nigeria still qualifies.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by kentebemoney: 11:49am On Sep 10
gemale:

More like 60% loading. Not to sound like a wet blanket but the 2nd leg against Cameroon exposed the mediocrity that is very prevalent & celebrated among Nigerians. We went to Yaoundé to achieve a draw not bothering to aim higher for a win. We could have beaten the Cameroonians in Yaoundé the way they played. If we were half as sharp as we were in front of goal as in the first leg, we could have scored a 2nd goal. The midfield (especially mikel) went on break for most of the 2nd half leaving the wingers to bear the brunt of initiating attacks. Our profligacy was punished when the referee gifted them a penalty (which IMO was unwarranted) which they converted to level the score. We were fortunate that the referee became vigilant afterwards because the Cameroonians started diving in an attempt to win another spot kick. What would have been our fate if he was deceived? Yes, a draw wasn't a bad result but we could have done better because the Cameroonians didn't exactly step up to give us a really tough time. We should have punished them. That is what separates the top teams from others. They are ruthless and offer their opponents no quarters. They don't rest on their oars. They rest when the job is done. Yes, we currently lead our group but that is no excuse to think we have already qualified for the world cup. If we lose our next 2 matches & zambia wins theirs, we wouldn't qualify. Yes, it's highly unlikely but it's possible in the realm of football. If we won at Yaoundé, we would have been 5 points up, thereby making it more difficult for Zambia to try & mount a comeback. Now, Zambia are 3 points adrift & we play them next. Imagine if they beat us at uyo. They would be equal on points with us. It's possible after all, we did beat them at ndola. Didn't south africa beat us in uyo? Playing at home is no guarantee of a victory for us. It is not over until it's over. Can you remember how we qualified for the 2010 world cup? Tunisia led the group until the very last match day when they slipped up. We need to guard against complacency & thinking we have already arrived. That's the reason why since 1999,no Nigerian player has won the african player of the year. Even top teams & players challenge themselves to do more.

See as you dey talk like small PIKIN!!!!
Mikel had been injured for over two months, played just one match before the first leg in uyo and another match in a space of three days against a teem that would rather zimbabwe beat them at home.
You should be happy your team can put up a defensive performance, remember ighalo and vic moses hit the bar meaning we could have been 3-1 winners of that match.
With all the playing cameroon did they had just two shots on target.What all my years of wacthing football has taught me is that "SOMEDAYS ARE LIKE THAT" and on such a day you should be able to defend and *STICK TO THE SCRIPT*.


WATCH ATHLETICO MADRID VS LA PALMAS AND RE-WATCH THE CAM VS NIG MATCH YOU'LL SEE THE WAY WE WERE SETUP .

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by shilesa: 12:39pm On Sep 10
freshest4live:

Even if zambia win her remaining games, if Nigeria beats Algeria silly, Nigeria still qualifies.
it will go to permutations?
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by freshest4live: 12:40pm On Sep 10
shilesa:
it will go to permutations?
We have a better goal difference.
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by gemale(m): 2:18pm On Sep 10
Goke7:

Cameroon was the strongest team in this group and they always have psychological edge when they play Nigeria, they were so confident beating the eagles in uyo which they showed for the first 15 mins. I took a lot of maturity and experience from the eagles to trounce them and draw them away and you call that complacency? You guys should stop all this over analysis. The team is on course, the zambians don't have that maturity and experience to beat the eagles whether home or away.
A team that last won a world cup match in 2002 & is currently facing a serious crisis in their FA has a psychological edge over us? Please explain how. I didn't criticize the 1st leg. We did a wonderful job & didn't give them a chance. We made their 2 CBs get booked early thereby pushing them in a tight spot defensively. The 2nd leg however saw us relent a bit & you can't do that in football. The Cameroonians did improve a bit but still they were poor. We should have won them if we were as intense as we were in the 1st leg. Yes we still lead with 3 points but there is a lurking danger. Your confidence in the indomitability of the super eagles is admirable but how indomitable are we? Consistence isn't a word we find associated with Nigeria. Underestimating the zambians is not wise. Did you not watch how the bafana bafana disgraced us in uyo a few months ago? A team we have beaten more times than the zambians. Zambia is not a small team in African football again ever since they won the 2012 afcon. I expect the zambians to bring the best game they have ever played against us because we stand between them & a maiden world cup appearance. All they have do is beat us in uyo & the blow that defeat would give our morale would do the rest of the work for them. They wouldn't be pushovers. So far, i believe they were the only team in the group that gave us a real tough time. If not for their profligacy & Carl ikeme's heroics, it would have been a different story at ndola. Yes we might have big names but they have a squad with a bulk of home based players meaning that there is better familiarity & team chemistry. This also means that they would most likely start preparing earlier than us. They play with pace, can threaten from long range with shots & do not get tired easily. Beating algeria home & away shows they should not be written off.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Goke7: 4:19pm On Sep 10
shilesa:
if Cameroon wins its remaining games, nigeria will qualify. If algeria wins all its remaining games, nigeria still qualifies. But if zambia wins the remaining games nigeria wont go to Russia. So, nigeria has to beat zambia. Its the only threat, right? Thats what i mean.
A draw is what Nigeria really need to qualify

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Truidstar: 4:19pm On Sep 10
gemale:

A team that last won a world cup match in 2002 & is currently facing a serious crisis in their FA has a psychological edge over us? Please explain how. I didn't criticize the 1st leg. We did a wonderful job & didn't give them a chance. We made their 2 CBs get booked early thereby pushing them in a tight spot defensively. The 2nd leg however saw us relent a bit & you can't do that in football. The Cameroonians did improve a bit but still they were poor. We should have won them if we were as intense as we were in the 1st leg. Yes we still lead with 3 points but there is a lurking danger. Your confidence in the indomitability of the super eagles is admirable but how indomitable are we? Consistence isn't a word we find associated with Nigeria. Underestimating the zambians is not wise. Did you not watch how the bafana bafana disgraced us in uyo a few months ago? A team we have beaten more times than the zambians. Zambia is not a small team in African football again ever since they won the 2012 afcon. I expect the zambians to bring the best game they have ever played against us because we stand between them & a maiden world cup appearance. All they have do is beat us in uyo & the blow that defeat would give our morale would do the rest of the work for them. They wouldn't be pushovers. So far, i believe they were the only team in the group that gave us a real tough time. If not for their profligacy & Carl ikeme's heroics, it would have been a different story at ndola. Yes we might have big names but they have a squad with a bulk of home based players meaning that there is better familiarity & team chemistry. This also means that they would most likely start preparing earlier than us. They play with pace, can threaten from long range with shots & do not get tired easily. Beating algeria home & away shows they should not be written off.

Our team is set up to counter attack. We struggled against Tanzania cause they sat back. South Africa sat back, played long balls to bypass our midfield coupled with a useless goal keeper we lost. Teams that come out and play get beaten. Algeria, Cameroon And Zambia cane out to play and lost. If Zambia decides to sit back and play long balls and hit us on the counter we will struggle. But if they come out to play, they will be destroyed on the 7th of October.
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Goke7: 4:30pm On Sep 10
gemale:

A team that last won a world cup match in 2002 & is currently facing a serious crisis in their FA has a psychological edge over us? Please explain how. I didn't criticize the 1st leg. We did a wonderful job & didn't give them a chance. We made their 2 CBs get booked early thereby pushing them in a tight spot defensively. The 2nd leg however saw us relent a bit & you can't do that in football. The Cameroonians did improve a bit but still they were poor. We should have won them if we were as intense as we were in the 1st leg. Yes we still lead with 3 points but there is a lurking danger. Your confidence in the indomitability of the super eagles is admirable but how indomitable are we? Consistence isn't a word we find associated with Nigeria. Underestimating the zambians is not wise. Did you not watch how the bafana bafana disgraced us in uyo a few months ago? A team we have beaten more times than the zambians. Zambia is not a small team in African football again ever since they won the 2012 afcon. I expect the zambians to bring the best game they have ever played against us because we stand between them & a maiden world cup appearance. All they have do is beat us in uyo & the blow that defeat would give our morale would do the rest of the work for them. They wouldn't be pushovers. So far, i believe they were the only team in the group that gave us a real tough time. If not for their profligacy & Carl ikeme's heroics, it would have been a different story at ndola. Yes we might have big names but they have a squad with a bulk of home based players meaning that there is better familiarity & team chemistry. This also means that they would most likely start preparing earlier than us. They play with pace, can threaten from long range with shots & do not get tired easily. Beating algeria home & away shows they should not be written off.

Nobody is underestimating the Zambians, it's you guys that are underestimating the eagles who perform best when under pressure. There is pressure from Zambia and they will be beaten. There was no pressure from SA and we lost. Check our history we perform best under pressure. There was pressure from Cameroon after they won afcon. No one saw us hitting them 4 nil.their was pressure from Algeria and we hit them 3-1 The mistake the Zambians has made is to beat Algeria and start to brag. The reason the eagles has done well so far is the quality of opposition in this group. This is where the eagles soar. Its easier for Uganda, SA, even Kenya, Congo to beat the eagles than soccer giants like Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria because the eagles play their best against stronger oppositions. You see what I mean?

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Goke7: 4:35pm On Sep 10
Truidstar:


Our team is set up to counter attack. We struggled against Tanzania cause they sat back. South Africa sat back, played long balls to bypass our midfield coupled with a useless goal keeper we lost. Teams that come out and play get beaten. Algeria, Cameroon And Zambia cane out to play and lost. If Zambia decides to sit back and play long balls and hit us on the counter we will struggle. But if they come out to play, they will be destroyed on the 7th of October.
Zambia has to come out and play if they truly want to qualify cos a draw will see Nigeria thru. The Zambians can't attack and defend at the same time for the whole of 90 mins, they will easily be exposed. Reason they conceded two goals in Ndola.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by PMBtill2023(m): 5:32pm On Sep 10
okerekeikpo:
The zoo must win
That is why i dont blame those calling you PIGS!,you guys are morons!
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by okerekeikpo: 10:02pm On Sep 10
PMBtill2023:
That is why i dont blame those calling you PIGS!,you guys are morons!
don't quote me again kid

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by PMBtill2023(m): 11:38pm On Sep 10
okerekeikpo:
don't quote me again kid
YOU are a mad cow!
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by okerekeikpo: 7:06am On Sep 11
PMBtill2023:
YOU are a mad cow!
we will knw who be mad cow soon

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Bobbieydeey: 7:45am On Sep 11
Lmfaoo early Monday morning hahaha
PMBtill2023:
YOU are a mad cow!
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Tinie: 1:06pm On Sep 11
We will rape them, please have our boys bought their condoms? The rate of HIV in Zambia is almost 15%
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by AllFootball: 3:52pm On Sep 11
Go Nigeria!!! nothing will stop us from getting to this World cup, i can only predict a 3-0 Emphatic win for Nigeria.
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by zinoparity(f): 9:12am On Sep 13
Naija would definitely qualify na
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Icon79(m): 6:26pm On Sep 13
Amen!!


O pari

zinoparity:
Naija would definitely qualify na
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by danolorunmo(m): 9:38am On Sep 14
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by danolorunmo(m): 2:35pm On Sep 14
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by danolorunmo(m): 12:27pm On Sep 15
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by Babsnadon123: 2:24am On Sep 16
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by eazyjakes(m): 4:27am On Sep 16
Goke7:

A draw is what Nigeria really need to qualify
Not so correct,a draw gives us 11points and we maintain our current goal difference of +5 while the zambians ll move to 8 points while they maintain their current goal difference of +2.if zambia beats cameroun 2nil and we lose to algeria by same scoreline,we will av a goal difference of +3 while the zambians move to a goal difference of +4. It is important to note that the first criteria for a group winner is goal differnce and NOT head to head results.this is quite an unlikely scenario bt it is just to emphasis that a draw against zambia does not yet guarantee a ticket to russia. An outright win against zambia is wat dis team really needs!
Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by eazyjakes(m): 4:46am On Sep 16
gemale:

More like 60% loading. Not to sound like a wet blanket but the 2nd leg against Cameroon exposed the mediocrity that is very prevalent & celebrated among Nigerians. We went to Yaoundé to achieve a draw not bothering to aim higher for a win. We could have beaten the Cameroonians in Yaoundé the way they played. If we were half as sharp as we were in front of goal as in the first leg, we could have scored a 2nd goal. The midfield (especially mikel) went on break for most of the 2nd half leaving the wingers to bear the brunt of initiating attacks. Our profligacy was punished when the referee gifted them a penalty (which IMO was unwarranted) which they converted to level the score. We were fortunate that the referee became vigilant afterwards because the Cameroonians started diving in an attempt to win another spot kick. What would have been our fate if he was deceived? Yes, a draw wasn't a bad result but we could have done better because the Cameroonians didn't exactly step up to give us a really tough time. We should have punished them. That is what separates the top teams from others. They are ruthless and offer their opponents no quarters. They don't rest on their oars. They rest when the job is done. Yes, we currently lead our group but that is no excuse to think we have already qualified for the world cup. If we lose our next 2 matches & zambia wins theirs, we wouldn't qualify. Yes, it's highly unlikely but it's possible in the realm of football. If we won at Yaoundé, we would have been 5 points up, thereby making it more difficult for Zambia to try & mount a comeback. Now, Zambia are 3 points adrift & we play them next. Imagine if they beat us at uyo. They would be equal on points with us. It's possible after all, we did beat them at ndola. Didn't south africa beat us in uyo? Playing at home is no guarantee of a victory for us. It is not over until it's over. Can you remember how we qualified for the 2010 world cup? Tunisia led the group until the very last match day when they slipped up. We need to guard against complacency & thinking we have already arrived. That's the reason why since 1999,no Nigerian player has won the african player of the year. Even top teams & players challenge themselves to do more.
I share ur thoughts on this that we gifted two precious points away on dat night in yaounde but a reality check is that the current eagles squad does not av the capability and fitness level to produce the same intensity (with which they dismantled cameroun in uyo) in another 3 days! Someone rightly mentioned mikel obi's fitness owing to injuries and relative inactivity before he moved to china.He is the most important part of the team and once he was substituted in dat game, we lost our bearing. Victor Moses is the fittest player in the team at the moment because he plays regularly in a very high intense league and this shows in d gulf in class btween him and the rest of the group. It takes match fitness to maintain tactical discipline and concentration for 90mins especially wen u up against a gud team. A lot of our first team players are fringe players in their respective clubsides and this affects match fitness and consistency of performance. This is one of the reason the coach tries to balance experience with team chemistry and match fitness wenever he calls up players for the qualifiers. Hopefully,we get past zambia and qualify but this same issue with match fitness will come up in d world cup proper due to the high intensity of the games and the short recovery times between games!

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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by danolorunmo(m): 11:05am On Sep 16
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Re: Nigeria Vs Zambia: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier In Uyo, Oct 7, 2017 By 5pm by geraldmezi(m): 11:35am On Sep 16
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