Super Eagles eye top spot in Group C ahead of South Africa clash in World Cup Qualifiers

Nigeria will lead Group C in their 2026 World Cup qualifying series with a win over South Africa on Friday night.

The Super Eagles, who missed the 2022 edition in Qatar, have drawn their first two matches. They currently sit in fourth place ahead of the match against Bafana Bafana, who are three-time African champions.

This positioning follows Benin Republic’s 1-0 win over Rwanda on Thursday. Rwanda’s loss presents an opportunity for the Eagles, who need to defeat South Africa to capitalize on this result.

A victory against Hugo Broos’ team would put Nigeria at the top of the table with five points, surpassing Rwanda, who have been leading with four points since their win over South Africa in their second game.

After today’s game against Bafana Bafana, Finidi George’s team will face another challenging match against Benin Republic on Monday, while South Africa will play Zimbabwe.