By Edward Oseghe

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their 10-match journey to the 2026 World Cup with a home game against Lesotho on 13 November, Sports Village Square reports citing Soccerway’s revealed fixtures.
Same November 13, South Africa hosts Benin Republic, while the other Group C match will see Zimbabwe away to Rwanda.

The fixtures also show 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

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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