2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Can’t Afford To Lose Against South Africa — Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong has said the Super Eagles can’t afford to lose against South Africa in their next 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture.

The Super Eagles have endured a poor start to the qualifiers with two draws against minnows Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The West Africans will entertain Bafana Bafana in a matchday three encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Friday, June 7.

Troost-Ekong stated that they must win the game to boost their chances of making it to the World Cup.

“Very important game. We all know we want to be in the 2026 World Cup,” Troost-Ekong said on Arise TV.

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“Coach Finidi is coming now, has been appointed which I think everyone’s very happy about – someone who understands Nigerian football. He’s been our assistant coach and deserved this shot now to be the head coach.”


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