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2026 World Cup Qualifier: We could have defeat Nigeria, says Zimbabwe coach



By Saheed Afolabi
Zimbabwe head coach, Baltemar Brito says his side could have silenced defeated Nigeria at the Huye stadium on Sunday.
The Super Eagles failed to soar high as they faltered to a 1-1 draw against the Warriors and the Southern African had targeted a win against Nigeria but unfortunately the spoils were shared.
The gaffer explained the players were ambitiously targeting to upset the Nigerians and deserved the credits for their spirited performance.
“We started the game to win, we expected to win this game unfortunately we drew,” Brito said in his post-match press conference,” Brito told the Press.
“We had the ambition of winning this game, the players fought hard today and this good performance is about them. They deserve all the credit for this good performance.”
The Warriors tactician revealed how both sides were on the receiving end of wasted chances in the game but he expressed disappointment of not winning the game at the dire need.
“We had the chance and in football it is about the team that create chances and score. We scored a beautiful goal, Nigeria maybe had one, two chances also they didn’t create much chances in our box.
“There were instances where we could have killed off the game but at the end of the day the final score says 1-1.”
Super Eagles gaffer, Jose Peseiro is under fire for drawing against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

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