2026 World Cup: Eagles draw with Zimbabwe Warriors

Nigeria picks just two points from as many games

In the space of a four days, the Super Eagles of Nigeria had to settle for another 1-1 draw in their second match of the FIFA World Cup qualifying African series.

This time, it was a toothless display against the Warriors of Zimbabwe in Butare, Rwanda on Sunday.

In their first match at home in Uyo, the Eagles had to settle for a 1-1 draw with football minnows, Lesotho.

In the match played on artificial turf, Walter Musona scored a spectacular 35-yard free-kick to put the Warriors ahead after 26 minutes.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 67th minute to rescue a point for the lacklustre Eagles team.

The Eagles has two points from their first two matches in a 10-game series of World Cup qualifiers.

Despite the disappointing draw, Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi said after the match that “Nigerians fans should stick with us, because we will continue to fight (for qualification).”

The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers will resume in June 2024 with Nigeria hosting South Africa, current Group C leaders.


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