What Super Eagles Need to Qualify for World Cup- Bright Omokaro Reveals

The Ex-Super Eagles International, Bright Omokaro, has shed light on what the Super Eagles players need to secure a spot in the 2026 World Cup. After the recent 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Omokaro emphasized the importance of more time for the team to play and train together for improved performance.

Omokaro pointed out that while the last match was not a total disappointment, the team has untapped potential that can be unleashed with better collective responsibility and strategic gameplay. He highlighted the need for the players to spend more time training together to enhance their cohesion on the field.

In his recommendations to Super Eagles coach Finidi George, Omokaro urged the selection of local players based on merit rather than reputation, emphasizing the importance of healthy competition within the team. He stressed that performance should be the ultimate criterion for player selection to ensure the best lineup for each match.

Looking ahead to the upcoming match against Benin Republic, Omokaro called on the national team to secure a victory to bolster their position in the World Cup qualifiers. With the pressure mounting after three draws, Nigeria sits in fifth place in Group C, trailing behind Rwanda, Benin, South Africa, and Lesotho.

The Super Eagles will face the Cheetahs of Benin Republic in their next qualifier, aiming to secure their first win in the competition. The match is scheduled for Monday at 5:00 p.m. Nigerian time, and the team is determined to deliver a strong performance to earn crucial points on the road to the 2026 World Cup.