The Zambia National soccer team will this evening battle it out with Algeria for the second time in four days in a crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B encounter at the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine.
Zambia won the first leg on Saturday at Heroes Stadium through a 3-1 result that revived the Chipolopolo’s world cup dream.
A Brian Mwila brace and a wonder effort from Enock Mwepu won the day for Zambia but the second leg will be another matter with Fennec Foxes fighting for their wounded pride before their home crowd.
Today’s match will be crucial in indicating how far Group B will go in deciding who carries the ticket to Russia after table toppers Nigeria were held by Cameroun in Yaoundé.
Nigeria moved to 10 points with Zambia in good stead to move to seven points with a win while the Algerians who have not surrendered could still be in with the slenderest of mathematical chances if they beat their rivals today.
Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda is sweating over the fitness of target man Brian Mwila who is under the watch of medics after having picked up a knock in Saturday’s match.
But Nyirenda could fall on Justin Shonga or Alex Ng’onga should the Platinum Stars striker not come off fit prior to the match.