Happening now [Zimbabwe 1- 1 Nigeria: Football fans desert viewing centres as Super Eagles struggle against Warriors in 2026 World Cup qualifier

Football-loving Nigerians on Sunday moved on with other activities while their usual darling senior men National team, Super Eagles face their Zimbabwean counterpart in Rwanda.

As at 70th minute of played when this report was put together, the Super Eagles were still struggling to find their rhythm.

That was despite securing an equaliser through Kelechi Iheanacho after the Warriors of Zimbabwe took early lead.

Though the match is happening in Rwanda, the adopted home of Zimbabwe, Nigerians were reluctant to watch.

Some of them who spoke to Blueprint attributed their lack of interest to the team’s recent lacklustre performances under Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar.

In the current qualifying series, Super Eagles managed to pull draw against low-rated Lesotho in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

They are pitched in group C alongside Benin Republic, South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

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