Zimbabwe coach brags after Eagles draw

Written by on November 21, 2023

Following a 1-1 draw with Nigeria during the 2026 World Cup qualifier at the Huye Stadium on Sunday, Zimbabwe coach Baltemar Brito says his side should have won the game against the star-studded Super Eagles,

Jose Peseiro’s men put up an underwhelming performance as they laboured to a 1-1 draw against the Warriors in the second game of the qualifiers.

The draw means the Eagles have just two points from a possible six points having drawn their first game against a lowly-ranked Lesotho side at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Thursday.

The Eagles were at the back foot against Zimbabwe and it was no surprise when Walter Musona’s 35-yard free-kick beat Francis Uzoho to hand the Warriors the lead in the 26th minute.

The goal gave Brito’s side the needed confidence as they contained the Eagles threat limiting them to just two shots in the first 45 minutes.

Kelechi Iheanacho drew level for Nigeria in the 67th minute as both sides settled for a draw in Rwanda.

Nonetheless, Brito bragged that his side came into the encounter with the intention of winning the game.


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