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 Nigerian will also do battle with Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho for Group’s ticket….CONTINUE READING
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.
The 2026 edition of the tournament, to be hosted jointly by Canada, United States of America and Mexico, will have 48 teams, expanded from 32.
Africa will have 10 guaranteed spots for the competition.
The winners of the nine groups will qualify for the tournament, while the best four runners up will enter a play-off where the best team will go to North America.
Qualifiers will kick off in the first weekend of November.
Egypt, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Djibouti
Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Togo, Sudan, South Sudan
Nigeria, South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Lesotho
Cameroon, Cape Verde, Angola, Libya, Eswatini, Mauritius
Morocco, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania, Niger, Eritrea
Ivory Coast, Gabon, Kenya, Gambia, Burundi, Seychelles
Algeria, Guinea, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Somalia
Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Malawi, Liberia, Sao Tome e Principe
Mali, Ghana, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros, Chad
1, 2: November 13-21, 2023
3, 4: June 3-11, 2024
5, 6: March 17-25, 2025
7, 8: September 1-9, 2025
9, 10: October 6-14, 2025
November 10-18, 2025….CONTINUE READING