WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
On-field Captain of the Super Eagles, Kenneth Omeruo, has insisted that players of the senior national team are on a mission to redeem themselves when they play Zimbabwe today in the Match-day 2 fixture of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Rwanda.
Nigeria drew 1-1 with Lesotho in Uyo last Thursday to make this second match a must-win for Eagles if they want to avoid playing second fiddle to South Africa in the Group C pairing.
“We are on a redemption mission; a serious business is what we have come for. The pitch of the Huye Stadium here in Rwanda is poor but we can’t be bothered right now.
“We want to get into action and pick up three points,” gushed the Kasimpasa FC of Turkey defender on arrival in Rwanda early hours of yesterday.
Omeruo insisted that Super Eagles players have refused to be bothered about the state of the artificial turf which is close to threadbare.
Sunday’s match will start at 3pmRwanda time (2pmNigeria time), and will be superintended by Djiboutian official Souleiman Ahmed Djama, with his compatriots Liban Abdoulrazack Ahmed (assistant referee 1), Rachid Waiss Bouraleh (assistant referee 2) and Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (fourth official) also in action.
Yohannes Ghirmai Ghebregziabher from Eritrea will serve as referee assessor and Raphael Lyson Humba from Malawi is the match commissioner.