World Cup 2026 Qualifying: Morocco Emerges Victorious while Nigeria Faces Another Draw

Hakim Ziyech scored in Morocco’s win over Zambia in the African qualifying match for the 2026 World Cup. Ivory Coast also maintained their perfect start by defeating Gabon. Nigeria, on the other hand, continues to struggle as they settled for a draw against South Africa, leaving Lesotho at the top of Group C after an upset win over Zimbabwe.

Morocco, who became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of a World Cup at Qatar 2022, secured a 2-1 victory over Zambia. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s winless streak continued with a 1-1 draw against South Africa. The competition remains tight in Groups G and I after Mozambique, Uganda, and Madagascar all recorded wins to move level on points at the top of their respective groups.

The African qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup are heating up, with each group winner guaranteed a spot in the finals. The competition is fierce as teams battle it out for a chance to secure one of the four best-placed runner-up positions.

In the midst of the action, Nigeria faced South Africa once again, with both teams eager to secure a win. The match ended in a draw, adding to Nigeria’s struggles in the qualifying rounds. The road to the World Cup is proving to be challenging for many teams, with surprises and upsets along the way.

The results of the African 2026 World Cup qualifying matches reflect the intense competition and the determination of each team to secure a spot in the prestigious tournament. As the qualifying rounds progress, the excitement and anticipation continue to build as teams fight for their chance to shine on the world stage.