The Zimbabwe Normalization committee has decided to host Nigeria in Rwanda in their first 2026 World Cup Qualifiers home match in November.

This comes after Zimbabwe has no CAF-approved stadium to host international matches after the ban on the National Sports Stadium.

The Huye International Stadium in Butare Rwanda is among of the list of approved stadiums released by CAF in August to host the first and second group matches and is expected to be venue for the clash.

There was speculation that Zimbabwe would host matches in Botswana but the ZIFA Normalisation Committee has settled for Rwanda.

The Zimbabwe Warriors will play Rwanda in their first match on a date between 15-17 November in Kigali before taking on Nigeria three days later between 18-21 November.

The ZIFA Normalisation Committee decided to continue with their camp in Rwanda to cut on travelling costs back to Zimbabwe or the neutral venue for the match.


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