Zambia vs Nigeria: 4 key players Super Eagles must focus on Akinshilo Ayomide 4 hours ago 36577 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Send email Ahead of the Zambia vs Nigeria clash, NAIJ.com Sports takes a look at four key players who could cause serious problems for the Super Eagles. Nigeria play Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Ndola, Zambia on Sunday, October 9. Here are four players Gernot Rohr should tell his players to pay special attention to; 1. Rainford Kalaba Captain of the Zambian team and a sure starter in the center of the park. The 30-year-old TP Mazambe man is a little defensive in his approach of the game but if he can be nullified, the midfield could be an easy access for the Eagles. What John Mikel Obi is to Nigeria, Kalaba is to Zambia. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Rainford Kalaba in action PAY ATTENTION: Get the latest sports news on Naij Sports App 2. Nathan Sinkala A defender cum midfielder, Sinkala is a popular name in African football alongside Kabala. He won the 2012 AFCON with his captain and is another who could prove dangerous especially in set piece situations. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nathan Sinkala 3. Kennedy Mweene Everyone remembers his crazy celebration in the 2012 African Cup of Nations which his side won. He has played 107 times for the national team and the 31-year-old shot stopper is one of the best on the continent. It might seem surprising that a goalkeeper is one to watch out for but his shot stopping abilities alone should make him a danger man. He regularly starts counter attacks for his side with his distribution from the back which should not be taken lightly. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Kennedy-Mweene 4. Stopilla Sunzu Another defender and one who scored the winning penalty in the 2012 AFCON final for the Chipolopolo. Sunzu plays alongside retired Super Eagles goalie Vincent Enyeama at Lille and his ability to score goals from long range cannot be taken for granted. He has three goals in 58 appearances for the national team and once had four goals in 27 appearances for French side Sochaux. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Stopilla Sunzu in action It might come as a surprise that all the key men highlighted here are midfielders and defenders but that shows the strength the opposition have at the back. With the absence of the likes of Emmanuel Mayuka, Evan Kangwa it is expected the Chipolopolo would base their game around set pieces and counter-attacks.
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