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Baltemar Brito disappointed with Zimbabwe draw vs Nigeria in Kigali



By Monsurah Olatunji

Zimbabwe head coach, Baltemar Brito has revealed that his team had a plan for victory against Nigeria when both teams met in their second game of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.
The Warriors of Zimbabwe welcomed Super Eagles to Stade Huey which was a neutral venue in Rwanda.
The host took the lead in the 26th minute via a spectacular free-kick from Walter Musona, while Nigeria had to wait till the 67th minute for Kelechi Iheanacho to salvage a point.
While both sides settled for a 1-1 draw, coach Brito was a bit disappointed about the result as he feels his side could have gotten maximum points against the three-time African champions.
“They [Nigeria] are good, of course, we started the game to win,” Brito said after the game.
“We expected to win the game. Unfortunately, we drew, but we had ambitions of winning the game.
“The result of the game comes from the atmosphere that we’ve had from this camping. Since day one, we have felt positive vibes between the technical staff and the players.
“The players came here with open hearts to represent the country. They fought too much today, and this good performance is just about them.”

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