Super Eagles’ defender, Kenneth Omeruo, emphasizes the significance of claiming victories against Lesotho and Zimbabwe to kickstart Nigeria’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification journey on a perfect note, MySportDab reports.
As one of the team’s captains, Omeruo leads by example, being among the early arrivals in camp alongside Jamiu Collins and Sadiq Umar on Monday, November 13.
In an interview with NFF TV, Omeruo outlined the team’s targets for the upcoming matches, stressing the importance of sticking to their game plan and approaching each game with utmost seriousness.
He highlighted the necessity of securing wins against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, emphasizing the team’s determination to qualify for the 2026 World Cup after missing out on the previous edition.
Having represented Nigeria in two World Cups in 2014 and 2018, Omeruo is poised to contribute his vast experience as one of the leading voices in the camp. Despite missing the 2022 edition in Qatar, he is eager to participate in a third World Cup.
Reflecting on the significance of the tournament, especially for the younger players in the Super Eagles, Omeruo described the World Cup as an “amazing” experience with no comparison. He emphasized that witnessing the tournament is crucial for young players, describing the atmosphere as unparalleled.
Omeruo expressed his anticipation for another World Cup, acknowledging the incredible support from Nigerians who travel worldwide to witness the team’s performance.
The defender’s remarks underline the team’s collective goal and eagerness to make a lasting impact on the global football stage.
Nigeria is set to face Lesotho on November 16 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, marking the first matchday of the qualifying series. The team will then travel to take on Zimbabwe on November 19, seeking to secure crucial points in their quest for World Cup qualification.