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2026 World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria Sports Minister Urges Super Eagles to Whip Bafana Bafana

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will come face-to-face with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa tonight in Group C of the 2026 World Cup Qualifier, at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh has urged the Super Eagles to whip their South African counterparts, Bafana Bafana to boost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

“The FIFA World Cup is the biggest showpiece in football”, said Sen. Enoh. “We cannot afford to miss out on the World Cup again. The disappointment of missing the last tournament, especially after the disappointing home match against the Black Stars, must drive us to ensure we qualify this time.”

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and at the beginning of this qualifying game, managed two disappointing draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. However, the Super Eagles could redeem themselves with a win against Bafana Bafana today.

“All hands must be on deck to ensure the team qualifies for the World Cup”, stressed Sen. Enoh. “I urge the players to get the job done in the first half of the game by scoring early goals, so they are not under pressure in the second half.”

“The upcoming match against South Africa is critical. The players need to put the AFCON glory behind them and concentrate fully on this task. Early goals will be key to taking control of the game and ensuring a less pressured second half.”

The match will begin at 8pm local time on Friday, June 7. Nigeria is ranked third in Group C, which includes six teams.

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