The Super Eagles of Nigeria delegation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification game vs Zimbabwe will arrive in Rwanda on Saturday morning ahead of Sunday’s game.
The eagles are currently in Uyo where they hosted Lesotho on matchday one of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification journey.
The Nigerian delegation consisting of players and officials will travel to Rwanda aboard a chartered aircraft.
That flight will depart from the Victor Attah International Airport by midnight, and touch down in Kigali at dawn, before a two-hour road trip to Butare, the city where the match venue [Huye Stadium] is located.
For the venue, 20,000-capacity Huye Stadium has an artificial turf, different from the natural surface at the Godswill Akabio International, Uyo where the Eagles faced Lesotho on Thursday.
Rwanda is on the high-altititude, therefore the Eagles fly into the country, have their official training session and play the match in safe weather.
Zimbabwe’s Warriors, who clashed with Rwanda’s Amavubi in their Day 1 fixture – which ended scoreless – have been training on the artificial turf of the Huye Stadium since arriving in Rwanda at the weekend, and faced the home team on the same turf.
The Eagles and the Warriors will clash at the Huye Stadium from 3pm Rwanda time (1pm Nigeria). Victory on Sunday will take the Super Eagles to four points with the campaign one-fifth of the way gone.
Souleiman Ahmed Djama from Djibouti will be the referee, to be assisted by his countrymen Liban Abdoulrazack Ahmed (assistant referee 1), Rachid Waiss Bouraleh (assistant referee 2) and Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (fourth official).
Yohannes Ghirmai Ghebregziabher from Eritrea will be in the role of referee assessor and Raphael Lyson Humba from Malawi will be the match commissioner.