2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Qualification Hopes Rekindled After Rwanda Stunned South Africa

Rwanda men’s national football team has occupied the top of Group C of the CAF 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

This comes after the Amavubis on Tuesday (Today) stunned South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-0 to jump to the number one position in the Group.

APR forward, Innocent Nshuti broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 12th minute before Gilbert Mugisha doubled the advantage in the 28th minute of the encounter.

While the South Africans battled to get back into the game in the second half, Rwanda held on firmly to their two-goal lead until the final whistle.

With the other Tuesday game in Group C between Lesotho and Benin Republic ending goalless, the result means Rwanda seat tight in Group C after match day two with four points after playing a barren draw against Zimbabwe in their group opener.

Nevertheless, South Africa seats second with three points courtesy of their home victory against Gernot Rohr-led Benin Republic, while the Super Eagles with two points, Lesotho two points, Zimbabwe two points, are third, fourth and fifth respectively leaving Benin Republic bottom on one point.

The results now favours the Super Eagles, who have endured their poorest run to a World Cup qualifying campaign after a 1-1 draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The Super Eagles’ next game is against South Africa and Benin Republic in June 2024, and the Eagles will need to get back to winning ways if they are to stay in contention for qualification.

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