Nigeria will likely be relieved with the 2-0 defeat of South Africa by Rwanda within the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, November 21.
After consecutive 1-1 attracts vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe, the Tremendous Eagles confronted hazard of falling four-points behind South Africa in the event that they win vs Rwanda.
On Tuesday, November 21, Rwanda welcomed the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to the Huye Stadium in Bature, identical venue the Eagles confronted Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Within the twelfth minute, Harmless Nshuti fired Rwanda in-front with a right-footed shot from exterior the realm.
That lead was doubled within the twenty eighth minute when Gilbert Mugisha discovered the web from contained in the Bafana Bafana penalty space.
The guests who defeated Benin Republic on match-day one to guide the standings toiled in useless seek for an equalizer however had been resisted by Rwanda till the expiration of regulation time in Bature.
It completed Rwanda 2-0 South Africa, the Amavubi taking top-spot in group C of the qualifying sequence with 4 factors.
Whereas Rwanda will benefit from the pleasure of top-spot till motion resumes next-year, South Africa are second positioned with 3-points whereas Nigeria occupy third place with two factors after two matchday’s.
The 2-points hole away from prime spot will likely be an enormous reduction for the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria who will welcome South Africa to the Godswill Akpabio Worldwide Stadium, Uyo when the qualification sequence reumes in 2024.
Within the different group C sport selected Tuesday, November 21, the Crocodiles of Lesotho performed out a 0-0 draw vs Benin Republic managed by former Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria coach Genot Rohr,
Zimbabwe are fourth in group C with two factors, with Lesotho in fourth place. Benin Republic occupy backside place with a single level after two video games.
The group winner will get computerized qualification for the enlarged 2026 FIFA World Cup competitors to be hosted by three international locations.