Zimbabwe vs Super Eagles is one of the key fixtures to look forward to as Nigeria look to claim their first win in the World Cup 2026 qualifiers.
M A T C H D A Y!
⚽️ Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 🆚 Nigeria 🇳🇬
🗓 Sunday, 19 November 2023
⏱ 2pm 🇳🇬
🏟 Huye stadium, Butare
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 19, 2023
Both teams kicked off their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with draws against Lesotho and Rwanda respectively, and they'll contend with each other for three valuable points.
The match is to be played at the 20,000-capacity Huye Stadium – the adopted home ground of the Warriors – following the lack of fit venues in Zimbabwe to host the game.
Souleiman Ahmed Djama from Djibouti will be the referee, to be assisted by his countrymen Liban Abdoulrazack Ahmed (assistant referee 1), Rachid Waiss Bouraleh (assistant referee 2) and Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (fourth official).
Yohannes Ghirmai Ghebregziabher from Eritrea will be in the role of referee assessor and Raphael Lyson Humba from Malawi will be the match commissioner.
Zimbabwe vs Super Eagles lineups
It's important to point out that whoever wins this match will likely go top of the group pending the result of the game between Rwanda and South Africa, while the losers will find themselves hovering around the bottom half of the table.
Exeter City striker Admiral Muskwe was forced off inside the opening half-hour against Rwanda and is a major doubt for Sunday's clash. In his absence, Supersport United forward Terrence Dzvukamanja will be hoping to get a start in the XI alongside 26-year-old Prince Dube.
Meanwhile, Luton Town's Marvelous Nakamba should keep his place at the heart of the midfield, while we expect an unchanged back three of Gerald Takwara, Teenage Hadebe, and Divine Lunga.
Despite Thursday's disappointing result, Jose Peseiro should not make major changes to his XI, with Victor Boniface and Taiwo Awoniyi set to lead the attack once again in the absence of the injured Victor Osimhen.
With Wilfred Ndidi out of the squad as well, Brentford's Frank Onyeka should team up with Alex Iwobi in midfield, while there might be a change at the back with Omeruo coming in for Calvin Bassey and Ola Aina starting in place of Bruno or Bright.
There are six teams in this group, and South Africa already have three points, while four others, including these two teams, have one point so far.
That said, here's how we believe these teams will line up for Zimbabwe vs Super Eagles:
Zimbabwe’s probable lineup, 3-5-2:
Bernard Donovan; Teenage Hadebe, Gerald Takwara, Divine Lunga; Marvelous Nakamba, Andrew Mbeba, Marshall Munetsi, Brian Banda, Walter Musona; Terrence Dzvukamanja, Prince Dube
Nigeria’s probable lineup, 4-4-2:
Francis Uzoho; Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi, Bruno Onyemaechi; Moses Simon, Franck Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho; Victor Boniface, Taiwo Awoniyi.
Zimbabwe vs Super Eagles confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Where to watch Zimbabwe vs Super Eagles
Keeping in mind that this is an official FIFA World Cup qualifying game, this match will be available on FIFA+ for fans in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Additionally, fans in North African countries can livestream this game on SSC Extra.
Apart from the above, the other options are free streaming websites that can be seen on the internet shortly before the game gets underway.
Competition: CAF World Cup Qualifiers
Match: Zimbabwe vs Nigeria
Venue: Stade Huye, Butare, Rwanda
Date: 19 November, 2023
Kick-off time: 2 pm (Nigerian time)
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago