Don’t Underrate Zambia — Garba Lawal
Garba Lawal; a former Nigerian international has refused to be swayed by the back-to-back lacklustre performance of the Zambians in preparation for the AFCON 2013 as he sounded a note of warning to the Super Eagles of Nigeria not to underrate the Chipolopolo.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in the same group with the African champions and will be meeting January 25th, 4 days after Nigeria plays Burkina Faso.
In their Pre-Afcon games, Zambia has not been too impressive as the Chipolopolo lost to Angola and Tanzania and got a draw from their game against Morocco but this the former Super Eagles player said cannot be used as a yardstick to the Zambians as they can be very mean.
“Honestly I refuse to overlook the Zambians just because they have not done well in their friendly matches. Anyone writing them off because of the results in their recent friendly matches should have a re-think.
“Last year they won the Nations Cup. And before they won it, the Super Eagles defeated them 2-0 in Kaduna in 2011. At that time no one gave them a chance but they went on to win it. So I refuse to be carried away by their poor results in friendly matches and the Super Eagles too shouldn’t be carried away that they will find the Zambians easy,”.