The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifications will begin on Friday, November 17, with the Super Eagles of Nigeria playing the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Expected to take place at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Jose Peseiro-led team is hoping to get off to a strong start in the qualifications.
The three African champions will then play Zimbabwe on November 20 three days later. With the Amarhoro Stadium in Kigali hosting the game.
Rwanda, South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, and Benin Republic, led by former Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr, are the other sides in the group.
The top team in the group will automatically qualify for the USA, Canada, and Mexico-hosted World Cup in 2026.