Nigeria 1-1 Lesotho: As it happened

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Nigeria 1-1 Lesotho: As it happened

Tunde Young 16:27 - 16.11.2023

The Super Eagles of Nigeria drew 1-1 against Lesotho in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Uyo. Follow the action as it happened.

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  • Ladies and gentlemen, I leave you with the reactions - the book of Nigerian lamentations.
  • Not the result or performance Nigerians had hoped for at home against the 46th-ranked team in Africa.
  • FULL TIME in Iyo!!! Nigeria drop two points at home to Lesotho in what is a truly disappointing 1-1 draw.
  • Six minutes of added time in this one, can the Super Eagles find a winner??
  • 77' The action continues in Uyo where the search for the go-ahead goal continues for both sides. The Super Eagles have the upper hand here though. 
  • 67' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL for Nigeria!!! Semi Ajayi equalises for the Super Eagles and the crowd goes wild!! game on in Uyo!
  • Jose Peseiro responds to the setback with substitutions, throwing on Moses Simon and Terem Moffi to replace Ademola Lookman and Taiwo Awoniyi.
  • The visitors take a shock lead in Uyo, Motlomelo Mkwanazi with a bullet header to put the Crocodiles of Lesotho in front against the run of play.
  • 56' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LESOTHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • HALFTIME in Uyo!!! Nigeria 0-0 Lesotho. Stick with us to get the reactions as they happen midway into this World Cup qualifier.
  • 45' BIG SAVE!!! Lesotho's goalkeeper and captain Sekhouane Moerane is making an early claim for Man of the match with another big save, this time denying Ademola Lookman who thought for sure his left-footed shot was going in.
  • 42' GOAL LINE CLEARANCE!!! Super Eagles once again come close to scoring but a header from a corner kick is cleared off the line by the Lesotho defender. Somehow this game in Uyo remains GOALLESS!!!
  • 36' BIG CHANCE MISSED!!! Taiwo Awoniyi misses what appears to be a simple tap-in into an empty net, what a chance to put Nigeria in front!!!
  • 33' Iheanacho shoots and forces a great save! Corner kick Nigeria!! The Super Eagles seem to be turning it up finally!!!
  • 32' FREE KICK! In a dangerous position for the Super Eagles, Ademola Lookman was fouled just on the edge of the box. Big opportunity to break the deadlock here. Lookman and Iheanacho stand over it, can they score?
  • 30' Nigeria are still yet to get into the groove here despite the loud home support, Lesotho will be happy to still be level at the break which is 15 minutes away.
  • 23' Alex Iwobi and Bright Osayi-Samuel did some great work down the right to almost fashion a chance which provides another corner kick for Nigeria.
  • 21' Nigeria finally register a shot on target, Jamilu Collins forced Lesotho goalkeeper Sekhouane Moerane into a great near post save to force a corner kick. Great pick out by Ademola Lookman to find Collins.
  • Just as I say that, Lesotho have forced Francis Uzoho into a great save with a chance fashioned through an incisive counterattack! Classic commentator's curse!!
  • 15' Quarter of an hour played here in Uyo and there are no chances or goalmouth action to report. Still Nigeria 0-0 Lesotho!
  • If you're watching and wondering how the stadium became full after being near empty just minutes to kick-off, here's how.👆🏿
  • 5' It's not taken long for our first proper Uzoho moment, a failed attempt to play out of the back leads to the goalkeeper gifting Lesotho the ball which was blazed well over the bar from just outside the box.
  • It will be interesting to see the dynamic between both centre forwards, Victor Osimhen and Taiwo Awoniyi today with captain Iheanacho also starting rather unusually on the right wing.
  • The proverbial journey of a thousand miles towards North America three years from now begins today in West Africa, Uyo, Nigeria more specifically.
  • KICK-OFF!!! The wait is finally over and action is underway in Uyo between Nigeria and Lesotho.
  • Kick-off is almost upon us and the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo is still damn near empty!
  • As you can see...content choke!!! But drink some water and stay hydrated, we have a game to follow together and kick-off is in 12 minutes!!!
  • Just about 15 minutes to kickoff at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, feel free to get into the Super Eagles mood by following Pulse Sports' wide array of buildup content.
  • Nigeria have a great record against today's opponents with four wins in four for the Super Eagles who have never even conceded a goal against Lesotho in history. Let's see if Uzoho can keep that record intact.
  • Francis Uzoho retains his place in goal for Nigeria as expected based on the vote of confidence from Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro.
  • The lineups are out with some surprises, Kelechi Iheanacho captains the team in the absence of team captains, Ahmed Musa and William Troost-Ekong.
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on Lesotho in Uyo to kick off the journey to the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
  • You can however watch the match live on FIFA Plus while you simultaneously read along to get a unique perspective of the World Cup qualifying fixture.
  • Dearly beloved! let's face it; we are gathered here today because this game is not on television but trust Pulse Sports to keep you fully updated with the happenings of Nigeria v Lesotho in Uyo with minute-by-minute updates.
  • Good day ladies and gentlemen, boy and girls, papas and mamas reading from around the world, itssssssssssssss SUPER EAGLES MATCHDAY!!!!!!!!!!