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Amaju Pinnick: "The Super Eagles need to keep calm against Zambia"

07 October 2017

Super Eagles' Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, on Thursday said the players were in good mood and ready to conquer Zambia on Saturday in their World Cup qualifier.

"It is nice that we have control of our destiny - a win takes us to Russian Federation".

The 4-0 win and 1-1 draw against Cameroon helped the Eagles to confirm their leadership of the group, but Rohr says they will change the formation that helped them in the games against Cameroon for obvious reasons.

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The big game will take place on Saturday, in Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Nigeria will face second-placed Zambia in Uyo with their World Cup fate in their own hands.

He said while a few of his players were injured, his team's spirit was not dampened at all by this, saying "injuries are a part of the game of football".

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They top Group B with 10 points, while Zambia are the only team in with a chance of stopping them as they have seven points.

"It is nice that we have control of our destiny - a win takes us to Russian Federation".

One of the Orlando Pirates strikers has been called up to the Zambian national team for their upcoming match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Zambia's young side revived their chances of reaching Russian Federation with home and away wins over Algeria in September after picking up just one point from their opening two matches. I recall that Whesterhof gave us a chance when nobody believed in us and it paid off, "he submitted".

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