Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has named five players his side missed against Zimbabwe.
Peseiro watched as Zimbabwe played a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in Sunday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The World Cup qualifier was played at the Huye Stadium in Butare, Rwanda.
Walter Musona scored a powerful long-range free-kick to give Zimbabwe a 1-0 lead in the first half.
However, Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the second half to restore parity, as the match ended in a draw after full-time.
When asked whether the absence of some key players contributed to Super Eagles’ failure to record a win against Zimbabwe, Peseiro said: “We missed Osimhen, Ndidi, Taiwo, Zaidu, and Chukwueze, but I think we had enough to beat Zimbabwe.”
Nigeria will now face South Africa in their next World Cup qualifier in June next year.
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