In preparation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualification Matchday 2 Group C showdown against Zimbabwe, the Super Eagles’ delegation landed in Rwanda – chosen as Zimbabwe’s adopted home ground, platinumnewsng.com is reporting
The players and officials embarked on their journey to East Africa aboard a chartered aircraft departing from the Victor Attah International Airport on Friday midnight. They touched down in Kigali, followed by a two-hour road trip to Butare, the city where the Huye Stadium, the match venue, is situated.
The Huye Stadium, boasting a capacity of 20,000, features an artificial turf. However, the Eagles have unanimously agreed not to let the playing surface bother them, focusing instead on clinching maximum points under the leadership of coach Jose Peseiro. The game between the Super Eagles and the Warriors is scheduled to take place at the Huye Stadium at 3 pm Rwanda time (1pm Nigeria time) on Sunday.
A triumph in Sunday’s match would propel the Super Eagles to four points in the campaign, marking it as one-fifth of the journey towards World Cup qualification progresses.
Souleiman Ahmed Djama from Djibouti has been appointed as the referee for the match. Assisting him will be countrymen Liban Abdoulrazack Ahmed (Assistant Referee 1), Rachid Waiss Bouraleh (Assistant Referee 2), and Mohamed Diraneh Guedi as the fourth official. Yohannes Ghirmai Ghebregziabher from Eritrea will serve as the referee assessor, while Raphael Lyson Humba from Malawi assumes the role of Match Commissioner.
The Super Eagles, buoyed by their arrival in Rwanda is aiming to secure victory and assert their dominance in the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.