2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: We Are On Redemption Mission – Omeruo


Super Eagles captain, Kenneth Omeruo has said the team is on a redemption mission ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match with the Warriors of Zimbabwe.

Omeruo stated this after the Super Eagles took to the pitch of Huye Stadium, Butare on Saturday evening for the official training which is 135 kilometers away from the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

According to him, “We are on a redemption mission; a serious business is what we have come for. The pitch is poor but we can’t be bothered right now. We want to get into action and pick up three points.”

South Africa’s 2-1 defeat of Benin Republic’s Cheetahs on Saturday means the Bafana Bafana are on top of Group C temporarily, before Sunday’s encounter which is the first Matchday 2 match in the pool.

The Eagles’ delegation flew into Kigali on Saturday morning and then traveled two hours by road to Butare where they camped at the Hotel Mater Boni Consilii.

On arrival, the warm hosts handed the Nigeria team flowers, with wishes of good luck in Sunday’s encounter against the Warriors.