2026 WCQ: South Africa To Play Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini In Friendlies For Super Eagles


The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have lined up two friendly matches against against Cote d’Ivoire and Eswatini ahead of their 2026 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

In the race for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria are in Group C alongside South Africa, Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho

The two international warm games will take place during the FIFA window in October

The former African champions will take on Eswatini on October 13 while the friendly game against Cote d’Ivoire holds four days later.

Head coach, Hugo Broos is expected to name a 23-man squad for the games this week.

In preparation for the World Cup qualifier and 2023 African Nations Cup in January, 2024, the Super Eagles are expected to take on Saudi Arabia in a friendly match next month.