Attempts by Zambia to spark a war of words with Nigeria ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier are falling flat, with the Super Eagles players refusing to take the proverbial bait. "And that is why he is with us and I am happy to have him with us".
"The game on Saturday will be a high pressure game and I feel with Nigeria playing at home they will be more under pressure which could work to Zambia's advantage", Bwalya said.
"We believe the same indices are in place for Saturday against Zambia; we have played four matches in the campaign so far, but this one is the match".
"We'll go into this game with maximum concentration and focus because a game like this is dicey because we are playing against a young and good side".
The Changchun Yatai of China frontman is expected to lead the Super Eagles forward against Zambia having performed credibly well in the two legs against Cameroon last month.
"His World Cup experience is needed".
"The tendency is for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match".
"I don't see the Zambians coming to pull any surprise here". We have no injury problems.
"That should be the approach for Saturday".
The two teams have played 18 matches in all, with the Eagles winning seven and Zambia winning five, with six draws.
Other countries that could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend are Egypt and Tunisia.