Nigeria’s Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr and some of his technical assistants on Sunday landed in Abuja as preparations kicked off for this weekend’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia in Ndola.
France –based Rohr, who has now been provided with accommodation in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), jetted into town aboard an flight in company with technical assistant, Jean Luc Royer and video analyst Nabil Trabelsi.
Meanwhile, captain Mikel John Obi has debunked reports of his being injured.
“I don’t know where the story about me being injured came from. I have no injury. All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” Mikel told the team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Zambia national team trainer Wedson Nyirenda on Sunday named his final 23 man squad against Nigeria.
Tribunesports gathered from ZAMFOOT, that the list contains 14 home based players who will be joined by their nine foreign-based colleagues.
The Final Team
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)
Defenders: Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC), Stoppila Sunzu (Lille /FRA), Simon Silwamba (Zesco United) , George Chilufya (Zanaco) , Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Lawrence Chungu (Power Dynamos)
Midfielders: Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/DRC), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Fwayo Tembo (Power Dynamos), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Clatus Chama (Zesco United), Rodrick Kabwe (Zanaco), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe/DRC), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural/RUS)
Strikers: Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Winston Kalengo (AC Leopards /Congo), Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/RSA), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA).