Wednesday, November 29, 2023

2026 W’Cup: Nakamba to lead Zimbabwe against Eagles



Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup group opponents, Zimbabwe, have announced a 28-man provisional squad ahead of their Group C qualifying games against Rwanda and the Super Eagles later this month.

The squad was announced on the Zimbabwe Football Association’s X handle on Wednesday.

The Warriors will take on Rwanda November 15 at the Huye Stadium in Kigali, before hosting Nigeria at the same venue four days later.

Each of the teams will play two of their 10 matches in the campaign in the FIFA window of November this year, with the other eight games to be spread between 2024 and 2025.

The best four second-placed teams in the nine groups will then contest a mini-tournament, with the winners eligible for a playoff spot for another slot at the 2026 World Cup to be co-hosted by USA, Mexico and Canada.

Nigeria, who missed the last edition of the World Cup last year, have reached the Round of 16 of the competition on three occasions.