AFCON U23: Nigeria needed the points more- Chambeshi
By Sampson Adedeji
Following their 1-3 loss to Nigeria’s Dream Team VII in the second group match, Zambia coach Beston Chambeshi has said that Nigeria showed that they needed the points more than his team.
Goals from Orji Okonkwo, Kelechi Nwakali and Taiwo Awoniyi ensured that Nigeria came from a goal down and secured maximum three points.
“It was very good game and lots of determination in the boys, they fought hard and they know what they are fight for but it was just unfortunate, we conceded those goals .
The group is still open, the gap between Nigeria South Africa and Ivory coast is not wide but we will come back, I knew the boys are hungry and i think it will be a good game against the Ivory Coast.
“Overall it was good game, Nigeria shows they wanted the points and also we needed the it but Nigeria take the day,” he said.
Zambia will hope to beat Cote d’Ivoire in the last match and also hope South Africa beat Nigeria in order to progress.