Former African champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, have been drawn against their eternal rivals, South Africa, in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The opponents of the Super Eagles emerged on Thursday at the draws held in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire.
Lone goal against Guinea Bissau secures Super Eagles’ 2023 AFCON qualification bidThe Nigerian will also do battle with Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho for the Group’s ticket.
The qualifiers is slated to kick off in November.
Nigeria’s former captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha; and erstwhile Côte d’Ivoire defender, Emmanuel Eboue, were among other top African stars present at the ceremony.