2026 World Cup Qualifier: Zimbabwe Star Ruled Out Of Nigeria Clash


When the Warriors of Zimbabwe face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the 2026 World Cup qualifier, it will be without their key midfielder Marshal Munetsi.

The talented defensive midfielder suffered a broken nose in his club’s 1-0 win over Lorient on October 28 and was taken straight to hospital in the 66th minute.

The incident saw him miss the club’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nantes on Saturday, November 5.

The Stade Reims medical team has asked the player not to get involved in his country’s World Cup qualifiers against Rwanda and Nigeria to spare more time for his broken nose to heal.

Munetsi has played 10 games for Stade Reims this season scoring twice and providing three assists.

Zimbabwe will visit Rwanda at Huye Stadium on November 15 before hosting Nigeria at the same venue on November 19.