Warriors of Zimbabwe coach Baltemar Brito has expressed sadness that his team could only settle for a draw against Super Eagles of Nigeria.
In Sunday’s Group C matchday two FIFA 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Eagles forced Zimbabwe to a 1-1 draw in Rwanda.
It is now back-to-back draws for the Eagles and Zimbabwe in their opening two fixtures.
“We started the game to win, we expected to win this game unfortunately we drew,” Brito said in his post-match press conference.
“We had the ambition of winning this game, the players fought hard today and this good performance is about them. They deserve all the credit for this good performance.
“We had the chance and in football it is about the team that create chances and score. We scored a beautiful goal, Nigeria maybe had one, two chances also they didn’t create much chances in our box.
“There were instances where we could have killed off the game but at the end of the day the final score says 1-1.“
The Eagles will be back for the qualifiers in June 2024 when they will host South Africa.