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2026 WCQ: ‘We Tried Our Best’ — Zimbabwe Captain Nakamba Reflects On Draw With Super Eagles

2026 WCQ: ‘We Tried Our Best’ — Zimbabwe Captain Nakamba Reflects On Draw  With Super Eagles

Zimbabwe captain Marvelous Nakamba says the Warriors gave their best in Sunday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Baltemar Brito’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by the three-time African at Huye Stadium, Butare.

Shekhunne United star Walter Musona gave the hosts the lead on 26 minutes.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho however restored parity for Nigeria 25 minutes from time.

The Warriors have now drawn their opening two games in the qualifiers.

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Nakamba, who plays for Premier League club, Luton Town claimed that they deserved more from the game.

“We tried our best as a team, we have so many chances to finish the game, but we couldn’t convert them,” the 29-year-old stated in a short video posted on the official X handle of the Zimbabwe Football Association.

“We just have to keep fighting, believing in ourselves. We are looking forward to the next match. The support has been good from our fans.

” We just have to push each other more and demand more from each other. The unity was there in the team. We supported each other, whether players from home or abroad.

Zimbabwe will host the Likuena of Lesotho in their next game in the qualifiers in June, 2024.

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