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W’Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles drop points again with 1-1 draw vs S’Africa



The Super Eagles of Nigeria have now played three games in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers and have pickep up a draw in all three games.

Having played draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe last year, the Eagles were hoping to bounce back in their race for qualification for the global showpiece.

But they had to fight from behind to secure a point from the game as South Africa opened the scoring Themba Zwane in the 29th minute before Fisayo Dele-Bashiru equalised on 46 minutes.

The game played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo saw the Eagles fail to beat South Africa at home for the third consecutive time.

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Following the results, the Finidi George boys are on fifth spot behind South Africa in fourth with four points, and only above Zimbabwe in sixth spot with two points.

Lesotho currently lead the Group C of the African qualifying series after they defeated Zimbabwe 2-0. They stay at the summit with five points above Rwanda and Benin Republic.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will now focus on their matchday four clash against Benin Republic billed to hold on Monday, June 10 in Cote d’Ivoire.

Recall that Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing the final qualifying round against Ghana.

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