Nigeria’s Keshi Happy to Face Zambia

Nigeria’s Keshi Happy to Face Zambia

Stephen Keshi
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has described the 2013 Africa Cup draw that will see the Super Eagles face reigning champions Zambia in Group C as fair.

The Nigerian trainer who has had a fair run against the Chipolopolo as player and also as coach said the Super Eagles will treat all their opponents with respect.

“It is a fair group we just have to get ourselves prepared,” he said.

“Any team that has qualified to this tournament is an outstanding team and we just have to treat them with a lot of concentration in the game.”

Zambia has been drawn in Group C alongside Nigeria, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

The African champions will open their account with a fixture against Ethiopia.

49 Responses to "Nigeria’s Keshi Happy to Face Zambia"

  1. flow   October 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm


  2. mali   October 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    welcome, we shall sort u out better than before, stay tuned

  3. JS   October 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    NIGERIA is scared of GHANA. ZAMBIA beat GHANA twice in their immediate last meetings. So, the truth, Stephen Keshi is scared straight of ZAMBIA but the consolation is that the other two teams are fairly beatable by NIGERIA to be among top two teams for the next round. But he can be surprised by ETHIOPIA.

  4. Nicola   October 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Nigeria will be beaten by Zambia by 2 goals.

  5. winner   October 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    wish am the one who had seeex with iris kaingu. I would have fuuucked her real gud so that she pays 30million

  6. Obi Mikel   October 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Really there is no difference in between Zambia and Nigeria and I see no reason why Zambia cant beat Nigeria.We have beaten them before just like they have beaten its 50-50

  7. Goody   October 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Why U Zambians talk too much. Nigerians are business minded people, we believe in action. We respect Zambia as the current AFCON champion but remember many countries have Being AFCON champion before Zambia. Nigeria have won Zambian in AFCON 1994, AFCON 2010. Also in 15 November 2011, Nigeria won Zambia 2-0 in international friendly match. If i may ask how many Zambia players play football in Europe that Nigeria will be afraid of to play. Currently Nigeria have better players in European clubs. Just kindly look at this list: Victor Moses ( Chelsea Fc, England), Mikel Obi( Chelsea FC England), Victor Anachebe( Everton FC, England), Joe Obi (Inter millan, Italy), Ogbonna Nwankwo( Lazio, Italy), Nedum Onuoha( QPR, England), Peter Odewing( West brom, England), Obiora Nwanwko, Lazio, Italy), Obafemi Matins( Levente, Spain), Ahmad Musa( Spartac Mosco, Russia), Emmanuel Emmenike( sparac Mosco, Russia), Shola Amobi( Newcasttle, England), Sidney Sam( Leverkusen, Germany), Taye Tawio(Fanabache, Turkey), Joseph Yobo( Fanabache, Turkey), Ike Uche( Malaga, Spain), Efe Ambrose ( Celtic, Scoltland), and many unaccountable Nigeria players in better club in Europe. The dream of any African player is to play in Europe, make name and make money. Can u name one Zambia player that playing in Europe?

    • Komani   October 29, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Goody, never judge a book by its cover. You think we are champions by accident. Better ask drogba my friend.Football is not by the speed of your mouth but by the mental state of players and agility of expressing yourself on the day.Names my friend are a fallacy.If you allow players to express their talent through money then they are a wasted non skilled lot whose pedigree no one wants to watch. Come and watch Zambia on that day,you agree with me that time for sure will tell

    • chipolopolo number 1 fan   October 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

      goody uli chipuba zoona,u shud oso name ivory coast players who play in europe but we waloped them ,playing in europe doesnt mean u are da best zambia is da champion have respct u fool.its seems u r not proud of africa

    • kamponde   October 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thats how it was with Ivory coast during the finalls , they had all big names and we beat them

    • amos   October 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      emmanuel mayuka for southampton

  8. chipolopolo   October 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Goody, my brother to start with your english is so bad. Secondly, all the stars that you have mentioned failed to help you qualify for AFCON 2012 which was won by Zambia. My point is, it takes more than just having good players to win trophies at national level. The Nigerian players do not give their all when playing for the national team because like you rightly pointed out, they are business men interested in money and not national pride and glory. They do not want to risk any injury playing for the national team for fear of loosing out on the dallars at their clubs. The Chipolopolo on the other side are a team playing for national pride and glory.

  9. Kalulete   October 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Under dogs atasee……….,

  10. kunet   October 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm


  11. KD $   October 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Zambia will win

  12. the zambian   October 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    You are parading finished players:
    -Victor moses, not regular player of chelsea
    -Michael Obi, one and off player
    -joe obi, just a name
    -O.Nwanko, only known by nigerians
    -V.Anachebe, at least can perform

    The rest are ordinary players playing in low leagues.

    Besides, you have just qualified and these players have been around all the time. This means they are not dependables. You can lose lose any time.

  13. Goody   October 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    @ Chipolopolo, It’s football anything can happen. Nigerians have learned from their mistakes. That was why Nigeria beat noise making Liberia team 6-1 to qualified for AFCON 2013. Remeber that Egypt have won AFCON 7 times and Cameroon 4 times but they failed to qualified 2012 and 2013. The list of young Nigeria players in European Leagues continue; Nosa Igiebor( Real Betis, Spain), Chinedu Ogbuke( Schalke O4, Germany), Brown Ideye( Dynameo Kyiv, Ukraine), Victor Nsofor( Lokomotive Moscow, Russia). Thanks brother Chipolopolo, sorry am not good in English. I grow up in Germany.

    • Komani   October 29, 2012 at 7:05 am

      You have always had players in Europe, many of them have just disappointed you. If wishes were horses,Nigeria would have been at all soccer competition…..Never insult a crocodile when your buttocks are in water

    • kamponde   October 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Nigeria has a population of over a hundred million thats why they can have a number of players in europe, Zambia has a population of only 13 million,
      Even with that negirea has failed to win the nations cup many times like eygpt, chipolopo will teach those young nigerian players a lesson

      • GAWD   November 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm


  14. PK   October 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Goody,Goody, Goody have you forgotten that playing in an African football competition is not same as playing in European league? Ask Drogba of Cotevore he will tell you more.Your Europen based players will be playing the African campions, meaning the best team on the African Continent.You get it?

  15. Manuscript   October 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    All i can say is chipolopolo is a non respecter of any so called big team,we can take them all without any thing we should bear in mind is that in football today there is no more under dogs so,by listing those names ‘GOODY’ you are just wasting your time.

  16. Goody   October 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    @ PK my brother, I hear but time will tell.

  17. GUN   October 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Goody you will cry like babies after playing chipolopolo,trust me.

  18. Mario Baloteli   October 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm


  19. TimZ   October 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Zambia stand a better chance over Nigeria. Zambia played wat I cud call giants of africa I mean Ivory coast with all their big names in, but wat happened we got the cup with our small names. The best result Nigeria can get frm Zambia is a draw. Goody forget about big clubs like The great Chelsea my team cause u can not campare the composition of chelsea & that of Nigeria. I respect wat u think, but do not be 2 optmistic. Gud day my brother.

  20. xxx   October 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Keshi careful zambia is hot!!!

  21. GUN   October 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    @Mario Baloteli, Ba wiso eshilu!

  22. Wanu Ngwee   October 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Keshi is putting a strong face but he’s dead scared deep inside, and he knows it. Nigeria is actually supposed to be our easiest opposition in this group!!!

  23. goodu goodu   October 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    @goody..u have shown us how inferio u are,how come the so called europe didnt make u win last year?we are under dogs and u r over dogs.kikiki

  24. Neither   October 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Ati ba chipolopolo okey…..

  25. cisse   October 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

    @ goody, bro the names u jst mentions ar gud players, bt ve u taken tym 2 look @ the previous games zambia haz played? in this years final. ivory coast assembled a team consisting of players playing diaspora whilist zambias most players play their trade here in africa. we went on to win that final with our african based players. besides where were all these players wen u failed 2go to the 2012 afcon in equatorial guinea an gabon? am sory brotha bt the truth of the matter z that, u r scared of our african based player. hehehehehehehehehe

  26. Diplomat   October 27, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I’m Zambian.. to predict a score-line now between US (chipolopolo) and Nilas Kings is naive… On paper Nigeria has better players than us… And this will be Nelpruit (RSA) and not Gabon…where we had a 12th player (as per Drogba!!!)… As i stay in Jozi,,, I will drive and watch the games in Nelspruit… See u there gals and boys..

  27. Tupac   October 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The pharaohs have won it 7 times though I stand to be corrected how many players do they have in europe?You are a soccer cadre not fan itole chikala go back 2 yo Kantry b4 boko haram finishes your relatives ka goody.

  28. NDIYO ZO PULAMA   October 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Mukatasha bafikala you think this is a fair group..

  29. Ndola resident (Chipolopolo fun for life)   October 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

    @Goody ask yourself how many players ghana and ivory coast have that play in famous europian clubs…have you found the answer? then ask yourself were they beaten by Zambia? If your answer is yes then what a team is nigeria??? come on wake up its high tym you realised that you dnot doubt the CHAMPIONS

  30. Nshendi   October 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm


  31. patrick shellen   October 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    zambia z the best team in group C or in africa 2sy.jst hv a review of zambia vs nigeria 2010 afcon zambia waz dominatg th game 4abt 120 minuts bt un4tunatly we lost in th penoty shut out.during 2012 afcon zambia playd th so cod african giants coming 2 afcon as favourits bt zambia managd 2 bucher thm out.i thnk ths time nigeria sud watchout.

  32. Wemfula Isa Isa   October 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    @Goody, just to remind you. The team that lost 2-1 to Nigeria in the 1994 afcon final was only a reconstituted team after the main one perished. You saw how the Nigerian pros were made to run for their money by the 2nd rated Zambians, didn’t you oga?

  33. chidi   October 28, 2012 at 6:06 am

    the Zambia that i saw struggle against Uganda was an utter disgrace to the glory of that tile “African Champions” i could not decipher how low the standards of Africa have fallen,gone are the days when the real/worthy teams played football at the highest levels imaginable in the most deserving light of African glory…those days when a glorious Nigerian team thrashed world class teams like Argentina and Brazil including Mexico win the gold Olympics…a feat no other Africa country save for Cameroon in Sydney Olympics have managed to replicate…there is no doubt that Nigeria will beat Zambia,it is only a question of how many goal margins!!! cheap “chipololo”(what a stupid name) frozen bullets

    • kamponde   October 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Uganda is a better team with a very good record at thier home ground, we beat them there, they are better than the liberia Nigeria had to beat to qualify, do not even talk about cameroon thats past glory, we are talking now, chipolopolo will be at the next world cup and go beyond what any African team has gone

  34. pd   October 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    @GOODY, Your prediction is very useless,we believe in actions, not NAMES, waba iti

  35. Samd   October 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Go zambia

  36. chongo   October 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Mbesuma shud play the Guy z on fire so that Nigeria can cry

  37. Voltron   October 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    iTS TRUE MBESUMA can play well in teams like nigeria. nachitutubuka after stopping taking chibuku in luanshya.

  38. amos   October 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    mbesuma is the best goal scorer we have. come on give him a chance he is doing better at orlando pirates

  39. amos   October 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    mbesuma is the best goal scorer we have. come on give him a chance he is doing better at orlando pirates. he can surely have a good game against a small team like nigeria

  40. zambians forget easily   October 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    common sence should tell you that Nigeria cant beat Zambia! unless you are dull……

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