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2026 WCQ: Super Eagles On A Redemption Mission Against Zimbabwe — Omeruo

2026 WCQ: Super Eagles On A Redemption Mission Against Zimbabwe — Omeruo

Kasimpasa defender Kenneth Omeruo claimed the Super Eagles want to redeem their image against Zimbabwe.

The three-time African champions held the Likuena of Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying opening fixture on Thursday.

South Africa claimed top position in Group C after a 2-1 victory against Benin Republic on Saturday.

The Super Eagles must now beat the Warriors to get their campaign back on track.

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Omeruo admitted they can’t afford another poor result against Baltemar Brito’s side.

“We are on a redemption mission; a serious business is what we have come for. The pitch is poor but we can’t be bothered right now. We want to get into action and pick up three points,” the Kasimpasa defender told thenff.com.

Sunday’s (today) encounter is slated for the Huye Stadium, Butare.

The game will kick-off at 2pm Nigeria time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Anthony 7 months ago

    One thing am very sure right now is that, you can’t use the poor state of the pitch in Rwanda as an excuse not to beat Zimbabwe today, because when you played on a lushed green turf in uyo which is obviously one of the best football pitch in Nigeria, you could not beat lesotho on it. I see no reason why you guys won’t beat zimbabwe today, you have no justifiable reason not too.

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 7 months ago

    I know tella will score today . Long ball into an angle ..down to the righthand of the keeper.
    After receiving a pass from the middle.

  • Ako Amadi 7 months ago

    Poor Nigerians! They have not invested in football, and are reaping the rewards. Every country in Africa now thinks they can beat Nigeria.

    • Abiodun 7 months ago

      True talk, ooo. Everybody now think they can beat super eagles, shame on NFF, gone are those days that other teams feared the name SUPER EAGLES OF Nigeria. My question is that how did we get it wrong or how did the situation gets degenerated. How did countries like Senegal get to where they are today. Corruptions everywhere, incompetence everywhere.
      Getting the right man for the job is difficult in Nigeria.
      Nigeria is trending the path of not qualifying for the next world cup. With the influence of CAF President who is a South African and if the intellects of this forum could smell it now cos it has set in play starting with the schedule of fixtures of south Africa games, also having Lesotho and Zimbabwe that are also south African countries together in the same group with Nigeria. Hmmmmmm who will savage us from this NFF and paseiro cos that man can’t qualify us for that mundial according to his antecedents and performances with super eagles so far.May God help every sectors of Nigeria.

  • Ndubest 7 months ago

    Who said Mr coach does not listen to advice, he has dumped his 4-2-4 to 4-3-3 lets see as it goes. I see Eagles winning today convincingly. Bringing in flying winger Tella then pushing Aribo a little forward is the game changer. There will be solidity in the midfield while enough supply from the wings. Dropping lookman, Boniface and Ihenacho may just be a right decision afterall they can come in and change things though i was thinking ihenacho would have placed Aribo position. This is the formation we used in 2-2 draw in a friendly with Brazil. Lets go guys.

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