As per fixtures unveiled by Soccerway, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their 10-match journey to the 2026 World Cup with a home game against Lesotho on 13 November.

On the same day, South Africa will host Benin Republic, while the other Group C match will see Zimbabwe away to Rwanda.

The fixtures as it also affected the eight other groups will see the topmost ranked sides facing the sixth-ranked, while the second ranked take on the third.

The fifth ranked teams will be at home against fourth ranked. For the Match Day 2 holding on 20 November, Nigeria will be away to Zimbabwe.

Lesotho will be at home to Benin Republic while South Africa will be away to Rwanda.

The teams will then have almost six-month break before the Match Day 3 are held on 2 June 2024. That time, the Super Eagles will have what could be their most challenging tie as they host South Africa.

Benin will be at home with Rwanda while Zimbabwe will host Lesotho.

On Match Day 4, the Super Eagles will make their shortest trip in the series to honour the fixtures with west neighbours, Benin Republic that is being handled by their former coach, Gernot Rohr.

That time South Africa will be at home to Zimbabwe while Lesotho will host Rwanda.

The full Group C fixtures run thus:


Match Day 1.  13 November 2023

  • Nigeria v. Lesotho
  • South Africa v. Benin Republic
  • Rwanda v. Zimbabwe


Match Day 2.  20 November 2023

  • Lesotho v. Benin
  • Zimbabwe  v. Nigeria
  • Rwanda v. South Africa


Match Day 3.    2 June 2024

  • Zimbabwe v. Lesotho
  • Benin  v. Rwanda
  • Nigeria v. South Africa


Match Day 4.  9 June 2024

  • South Africa v. Zimbabwe
  • Benin v. Nigeria
  • Lesotho  v. Rwanda


Match Day 5.  17 March 2025

  • South Africa v. Lesotho
  • Zimbabwe v. Benin
  • Rwanda v. Nigeria


Match Day 6.  24 March 2025

  • Benin v. South Africa
  • Nigeria v. Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda v. Lesotho


Match Day 7.  31 August 2025

  • Benin v. Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho v. South Africa
  • Nigeria v. Rwanda



Match Day 8.  7 September 2025

  • South Africa v. Nigeria
  • Benin v. Lesotho
  • Zimbabwe v. Rwanda


Match Day 9.  5 October 2025

  • Lesotho v. Nigeria
  • Zimbabwe v. South Africa
  • Rwanda v. Benin



Match Day 10.  12 October 2025

  • South Africa v. Rwanda
  • Lesotho v. Zimbabwe
  • Nigeria v. Benin



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