2026 World Cup Qualifier: We Should Have Killed Off The Game Against Nigeria- Zimbabwe Coach


The coach of Zimbabwe Brito Beltarman has said they should have killed off the game but his players failed to take the chances created.

Musona put Zimbabwe ahead earlier in the game but failed to consolidate on it despite creating more chances.

Kelechi Iheanacho leveled up the game for Nigeria as it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Beltarman credited his players for their decent performance in the game.

“We started the game to win, we expected to win this game unfortunately we drew,” Brito said in his post-match press conference.

“We had the ambition of winning this game, the players fought hard and this good performance is about them. They deserve all the credit for this good performance.

“We had the chance and in football, it is about the team that create chances and score. We scored a beautiful goal, Nigeria maybe had one, or two chances also they didn’t create many chances in our box.

“There were instances where we could have killed off the game but at the end of the day the final score says 1-1”, he added.