The Nigerian National Football Team has denied The Zambia National Football Team from claiming so many success in football.
This started after the 1994 AFCON Finals in Tunisia where Nigeria come from a goal down to denied Zambia their first AFCON trophy with a 2-1 victory after losing their players in the Gabon Disaster a year before the tournament.
This story of Nigeria dominance over the Zambia continues in 2013 after the Chipolopolo won their first AFCON title against Ivory Coast in 2012 and were paired in same group with Nigeria who missed out on the 2012 edition after CAF change the tournament year from the world cup year and everyone was in doubt of who will represent the continent in the 2014 FIFA Confederation Cup, if is Zambia the 2012 winner or the 2013 winner?.
But CAF insist on the current champions to represent the continent. Nigeria and Zambia game in the group stage ended 1-1 with Mweene scoring from spot to denied Nigeria all three points, Defending champions Zambia crashed out in the group stage while Nigeria went on to be champions of Africa after beating fellow West Africa team Burkina Faso in the final.
The Zambia Nigeria story continues as both teams reignite in the 2018 world cup qualifiers which comprises of Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia, Zambia was written off after the group stage pairing because of the Caliber of teams involved but it was Iwobi who denied Zambians a glimpse of what World Cup look like by scoring in Ndola and Uyo to record an home and away victory for Super Eagles.
According to the Everton player his goal against Zambia in Uyo which qualified Nigeria to the 2018 world cup in Russia is one of the best moments in his life, and that was the day Zambians will never forget because they needed all 3 points in Nigeria after their heroic home and away victory against Algeria to put a foot in Russia but the loss against Nigeria in Uyo demoralized the Chipolopolo of Zambia on their last game against Cameroon.