And Mozambique Star player Domicas Pelembe said Nyusi, who was recently elected Mozambique president, promise has motivated the players on the need to qualify to the 2015 AFCON finals.
He said that the promise will help the players to work hard to qualify to the Africa Cup because it will be historic. But do not force yourself to do the impossible if things are very difficult, because you are Mozambican and we will always love you,” Nyusi said.
Mozambique Football Federation (MFF) president Feizal Sidat said the President’s offer was for all involved in this qualification.
And Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president, Kalusha Bwalya is fully aware of the stakes and believes it would be good for the Chipolopolo to qualify from Maputo.
Janza equally wants the job done from here despite missing his most reliable player in defender Stopilla Sunzu who is said to be injured back in France and has been sidelined for about two to three weeks.
“We have to focus on what we have and work with these players here. We have good players and I believe they can deliver. This is why we always work with a huge squad,” Janza said.
And in the absence of Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala will lead the Chipolopolo against a Mozambican side that has been rallied by its President-elect Filipe Nyusi who has offered 1.5 million Metcash (US$48,000) should they qualifiy for the finals.
Mozambique coach Jaoa Chissano said pressure will be on Zambia heading into the game because they have always qualified.
“Zambia has always qualified to the Africa Cup so they are the ones who will be under pressure. Our fans want to see us beat Zambia and that’s the only pressure we have but we are prepared for it,” he said.
That charged up Mozambique side may not be the only problem Zambia may have to face as the weather forecasts says the game could be played in wet conditions after rains poured whole day.
But Janza has players who have played in all sorts of conditions, be it rain, snow and scorching heat with fit-again Kennedy Mweene as usual will be between the posts with Christopher Munthali and Nyambe Mulenga expected to stand in central defence while Emmanuel Mbola and Davies Nkausu might start on the wings.
Nathan Sinkala and Rainford Kalaba should marshal the midfield with Emmanuel Mayuka expected to lead the attack.
One scenario the Chipolopolos should avoid is getting into a draw as it will take the qualification battle to Ndola where they face Cape Verde on