19 September 2017

Nigeria: FIFA 2018 WCQ - '94 Class Zambian Player Seeks Revenge Against Eagles

Photo: Daily Monitor
FIFA world cup trophy.

Mordon Malitoli, a squad member of the 1994 class of Chipolopolo that lost the Africa Cup of Nations trophy to the Super Eagles in Tunisia, believes Zambia has the power to deny the Eagles qualification for the FIFA World Cup billed for Russia next year.

The Zambia fought hard to the final of the '94 AFCON after losing their entire team in an air crash off the coast of Congo during a World Cup qualifier. They were tipped to win, but the Super Eagles who were in a blistering form tamed the rampaging Zambians with a 2-1 win with Emmanuel Amuneke scoring both goals.

However, Malitoli is confident the current Chipolopolo team will beat the Super Eagles on October 7 when both teams clash in the group B qualification tie. The Eagles lead African qualifying Group B on 10 points, three points ahead of second-placed Zambia.

"I think we should believe that we can beat Nigeria," Malitoli, who played against the Super Eagles in the final of the Tunisia 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, said.

"We have a good mix of youth, local players and foreign-based players. This is very good because these are players that want to prove that they can represent the country well.


Alarm Over Rise in Skin Bleaching Among Nigerians

Worried by the increase in skin bleaching among Nigerians and unregulated sale of bleaching agents in the country,… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.