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Super Eagles 2026 W/Cup Qualifying Opponent South Africa To Play Two Friendly Games

Super Eagles 2026 W/Cup Qualifying Opponent South Africa To Play Two Friendly Games

Nigeria’s Super Eagles Group C opponent in the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, will take on Namibia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)in two friendly games.

South Africa will first take on Namibia today (Saturday) at the Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg.

Then on Tuesday, 12 September, they will host DRC also at the Orlando Stadium.

South Africa are not in action in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this international window after already securing their ticket from Group K.

The 1996 AFCON winners currently top the group but could lose top spot to Morocco if the Atlas Lions beat already eliminated Liberia in their last game.

The Super Eagles and South Africa are in Group C of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers which will begin in November this year.

Other teams in the group are Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Benin Republic and Lesotho.

The last time the Super Eagles and South Africa were in the same group in the World Cup qualifiers was in the race for the 1994 edition in USA.

Both teams were drawn together with Congo Brazzaville in the first round of the qualifiers.

After securing a comfortable 4-0 win inside the National Stadium in Lagos, the Eagles held South Africa to a goalless draw in the return leg at the FNB in Johannesburg.

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  • Ako Amadi 9 months ago

    South Africa relishes playing friendlies across the universe when it comes to competitive games, they choke and trip.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 9 months ago

    See a normal (ish at least) country doing “normal” things not that those ones are even really normal paapa, but lets just say “more normal” than Nigeria lool ..
    Nevertheless, not in Nigeria – Abnormal is as Abnormal does Nonsense! SMH
    As the “Thing” would say…
    What a revolting situation! (development)

    Meanwhile in Lagos/Abuja Nigeria…Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder..mtcheew!

  • This is what a good organization should look like. Being able to build a formidable team taking the welfare of players serious, organizing friendly matches for the team and support the development of their domestic league. This is not the case with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headed by Gussau and his team. For example, there will be no other friendly match apart from the match against Sao Tome. Thus, while South-Africa will be having two friendly matches, Nigeria will have one. Is this enough preparation for November World Cup Qualifier? Time will reveal the outcome but we are watching, counting and waiting for the outcome of their actions. Also, South Africa league matches have started and Gussau promised that the league must commenced by August 2023 but this is September 2023 the league has suffered two postponements with no date yet to be fixed for the commencement even with Davison Owunmi as part of the committee and Elegbeleye. What a shame of this present organization called NFF. We will continue to leave in full paradise with this NFF they all have nothing to offer us. God bless Nigeria.

  • Hassan Tia 9 months ago

    Super Eagles might have to play Zambia or Botsowana tonprpare well for the next encounter between them and Zimbabwe and lethoto next november on World Cup 2026 qualifiers.

  • Chima E Samuels 9 months ago

    South Africa is ironing out their counter attack weapons against solid teams.

  • Razak N/A Muballe 6 months ago

    My dear brothers from Nigeria there is a need to prepare for the world cup by playing friendlies not to just talk prepare to beat South Africa, you have the players good luck

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