The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers alongside South Africa, Benin, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe.
The 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams for the first time in the tournament’s history.
The CAF qualifiers will feature all countries on the continent drawn into nine groups, with six teams in each group.
The teams will play their matches in a home and away format, with each of the group winners qualifying automatically for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Still yet to get over the heartbreak of missing out on the 2022 World Cup, some Nigerians are not merciful on the Super Eagles as this time around, qualification is non-negotiable.
Some others expressed skepticism, advising the Super Eagles not to be complacent and give equal priority to every game.
@suresource_1 wrote, “On paper, Super Eagles should go through easily but with the current realities in football, underrate any team and get punished.
“One way this team would atone for their past failings is to win this group. Simple, no complains!”
@dimeji 268 “Either of Nigeria or South Africa is destined to miss out from the World Cup back to back