We focus on the World Cup qualifying campaign – Omeruo – Sports – Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

We focus on the World Cup qualifying campaign – Omeruo – Sports – Headline News – Nigeria and World News


Defender Kenneth Omeruo has assured that Super Eagles players are determined to give their all to earn maximum points when the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resume in June. .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles delegation departed Morocco on Wednesday for friendly matches against Ghana and Mali in Marrakech, with most players returning to their home base in Europe.

After mourning the unexpected loss against Mali, captain Omeruo on the field says his players will give their all to maximize points when the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resume in June. He declared that he had made a decision.

Nigeria will take on Bafana Bafanas in Uyo and will play away to Benin Republic in the third and fourth international rounds of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign from June 3 to 11.

“We went into the game against Mali with the intention of winning, just like we did against Ghana.

“In the end they took chances and we didn't take chances. That's football, you just have to take the chances that come your way.

“Having said that, with only a few weeks until June, we are focused on the games against South Africa and Benin Republic.

“Many players in the group have never played in a World Cup before and they see this as a big chance to play.

“We cannot afford to let ourselves and the nation down,” Omeruo said.

NAN also reported that Nigeria currently occupies third place in Group C with two points from the two matches played so far. They are tied with Lesotho and Zimbabwe on two points.

Leaders Rwanda have four points. They are trailing South Africa with just three points.

Benin are at the bottom of the table with one point.

The top finishers in each of the nine groups will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and one of the top losers will participate in the FIFA Playoffs tournament.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup Africa Zone (CAF) qualifiers, which began on November 15, 2023, are scheduled to conclude in November 2025.

Source: guardian.ng

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