Rwanda defeats South Africa 2-0, giving the Super Eagles a lifeline

Bafana Bafana of South Africa lost 2-0 away to Rwanda in their second Group C game of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, reports.

First half goals from Innocent Nshuti and Gilbert Mugisha earned Rwanda their first win of the qualifiers.

Nshuti opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Mugisha doubled the lead on 28 minutes.

For Bafana, it is a first defeat after two games played so far.

A win for Bafana would have moved them four points clear of the Super Eagles and maintain top spot.

In the group’s other game, Lesotho were forced to a goalless draw by Benin Republic.

After the end of matchday two Rwanda, on four point top the group, South Africa occupy second spot on three points.

The Super Eagles (two points), Lesotho (two points), Zimbabwe (two points) are third, fourth and fifth respectively while Benin Republic are bottom on one point.