Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said in no unmistakable term that it is too late in the day for the Zambian counterparts, Chipolopolo to start eyeing/positioning themselves for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket.
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said in no unmistakable term that it is too late in the day for the Zambian counterparts, Chipolopolo to start eyeing/positioning themselves for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket.
Eagles will host the Southern Africans in what appears the group’s sole ticket World Cup decider on Saturday, October 07 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
Ezenwa, who is still askance over the 1-4 thumbing in the hands of the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2017 Wafu Cup final, said it would be most unfair for anyone to expect Nigeria to give up its summit position after everyone kicked-off the World cup campaign at the same time.
“I think it’s too late for Zambia to start dreaming for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket. The qualification race commenced at same time for everyone and here we are at the summit of the group.
“It will be most unfair for Zambia or any other person to think that we will allow the golden opportunity to slip off our hands. “The hype has been strong rightly so from the Zambian camp that is allowed in football.
“We do not have the luxury of time to begin to listen to what the Zambians are saying concerning the match… ours is to stay focused and concentrate on the game.
“It’s a decisive game for us as far as the qualification for the 2018 Fifa World Cup is concerned we do not want any form of distraction.
“I think we have good case qualifying for the World Cup than the Zambians. Going to the World Cup is important to Zambia as claimed they are yet to be at the World Cup but it‘s more important to us too as up to 78 per cent of my teammates are yet to be at the World Cup.
“World Cup is the summit of football, it will enrich our curriculum vitae and our children will be proud of us.
“Right now we are keenly looking forward to matchday to finish the game as well as pocket the ticket. “I can tell you up to this moment we are yet to explain or understand what happened in the Wafu Cup final against hosts, Ghana.