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2026 WCQ: We Want To Beat Super Eagles — Zimbabwe Coach Brito

2026 WCQ: We Want To Beat Super Eagles — Zimbabwe Coach Brito

Zimbabwe head coach, Baltemar Brito says his side will go all out for a win against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The Warriors will entertain the Super Eagles in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matchday two encounter at the Huye Stadium, Butare on Sunday.

The Super Eagles are the overwhelming favourites to win the highly anticipated encounter but Brito is not thinking along that line.

The Brazilian stated that his side have what it takes to beat their highly-rated opponent.

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“At this level, all opponents play to win. Even we[Zimbabwe], will play for a win against Nigeria,” Baltemar stated in a short video posted on the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) X handle.

“People will expect a revenge from Nigeria because they drew their first game[against Lesotho].

“But they are not playing against a small or weak nation. They will come strong, but we will come strong too. We are here to face them.”

The two countries will be looking to record their first win in the qualifying series.

Zimbabwe played out a 0-0 draw against Rwanda in their first game, while the Super Eagles held Lesotho to a 1-1 draw.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago


  • osaretin 7 months ago

    Lion don break leg goat come visit am they laff . That is what Super Eagles have reduced Nigerians and their fans to. So sad, of our state of football. I think I should adopt another country to support to qualify for the world cup

  • Oakfield 7 months ago

    Hahahahah….the super eagles have become a feast for vultures…..hhahahaha..welldone oga pesero, nff and odegbami. Una don try eh!

  • Ako Amadi 7 months ago

    Zimbabweans are on a mission!!! That’s the spirit we don’t have in corrupt Nigeria.

  • SeanT 7 months ago

    SE have been reduced to the wailing team in this whack group the found themselves in. Abeg make una leave those Ghanians take us catch cruise well well o….Cuz nobi dem say make our players mad bcos if not for madness how dem go force ordinary Lesotho to a draw at their own backyard

    So any team looking for a team to humiliate should just invite the SE and mess them around. Yes Coach no sabi, but why players refused to act professional and play like they don’t actually want to go to the world cup.

  • Peseiro said he had a hiccup against Guinea Bissau but still qualified Nigeria for the Afcon, so, the insipid 1:1 draw against Lesotho should be seen in the same light.

    For those who choose to believe what is written in owngoalnigeria.com, Peseiro’s sack letter has already been written and will be delivered in the event of a loss against Zimbabwe.

    Scorenigeria.com.ng have also been scathing in their condemnation of the coach, going so far as to claim in one article that Nigeria will not qualify for the World Cup with Peseiro in the helm.

    For me, Peseiro is fast becoming what Femi Kuti will call Na-So-So-Talk-Talk No-Action Coach. Well we do see action in the way of creating scoring opportunities but far few mangoes are falling into the basket in the way of goals.

    I don’t really mind Peseiro. Personally, I love seeing the Super Eagles on the front foot. From the blast of the whistle, Peseiro’s boys are spraying the opposition box 18 with crosses like a deranged mass shooter in a horror flick.

    It does get the blood pumping and makes for exciting football to watch in that regards. But pitifully few number of those crosses actually results in goals which brings down the whole experience and causes much frustration because the much awaited pay off seldom occurs.

    Several fans and many stakeholders are already at the end their tether with this coach. “The Ibrahim Gusau-led NFF must sack Jose Paseiro now, its better to grow with our own indigenous coaches than wasting $70,000 monthly for a coach whose stock in trade is to bring sorrow and pains to Nigerians in every game.” wrote Harrison Jalla on scorenigeria.com.ng.

    But sometimes, it takes time for a things to come together for coach. I am frustrated with Peseiro but I am willing to afford him some more rope to pull. That said, a defeat to Zimbabwe will be too hard for me to swallow but I will reluctantly tolerate a draw.

    For me, I like the fact that I can see what Peseiro is trying to achieve. One touch football with no time wasted in whipping balls into dangerous areas. He cedes midfield to opposition with much emphasis on wing play. We create chances but are not cunning enough in how we mask our internations, making it easy to defend against. To make matters worse, our defence is unreliable, our midfield is static and our goalkeeper has butter fingers (sorry Uzoho I still love you).

    So we aren’t clinical enough up front, thin in the middle and porous at the back, shortcomings that Peseiro can easily address with more guile in his team’s play and overall presentation. If these shortcomings are corrected then we can be very ruthless.

    Peseiro still has some currency in the bank for me but he is edging close to his overdraft limit!

  • I’m positive Zimbabwe will collect tomorrow and I see know reason asking for his head yet, my only issue with him is the mumu backing of uzoho, I wonder why comparing strikers and midfielders mistakes to that of the GK, we’ve seen in many matches where the GK win the MVP of the match and single-handedly won the match for his team, I just hope peseiro keep uzoho on the bench tomorrow bcos at this rate I believe any other GK would do better than him, we are winning tomorrow .

  • Edoman 7 months ago

    We better win Sunday or else. The rumor l am hearing is horrendous and ominous for the coach if Nigeria loses this match. Series of kidnappers are waiting to punish the coach for the incalculable harm he has visited on the Nigeria Nation. If we lose Sunday, then South Africa or Benin Republic would then go the World cup. Benin Rup. can still go even though they lost to South Africa away. The coach very existence is at stake tomorrow, from what l am hearing.

  • Hassan Tia 7 months ago

    The donkey would like to defy the ferocious lion beside his home , so it whoops all the time it will do it , I think from frist time the lion will devour it.

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