Nigeria's Super Eagles have a difficult path to the 2026 FIFA World Cup after a shaky start against Lesotho.
Nigeria’s highly anticipated clash against Lesotho ended in an unexpected setback, leaving Nigerians furious and demanding a coaching change.
Super Eagles fans want to see coach Jose Peseiro sacked afterin the first game of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier, WCQ, on Sunday.
10:05 - 17.11.2023
Lesotho manager Leslie Notsi has reacted to his side's shock performance against Nigeria Super Eagles in the FIFA WCQ.
20:10 - 16.11.2023
Nigerians regret Osimhen's injury in Saudi Arabia friendly costs Super Eagles in World Cup clash against Lesotho.
Nigeria vs Lesotho
The Super Eagles kicked off the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup with a home game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Peseiro and his Eagles were expected to get all three points in Uyo even without star forward, Victor Osimhen, and , who missed the clash due to injuries.
However, it turned out to be a disappointment in the end as Nigeria barely salvaged a draw courtesy of West Brom defender, Semi Ajayi.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles were forced to come from behind after a shock lead from the Crocodiles, with Ajayi coming through with a towering head in the 67th minute.
Nigerians call for Peseiro’s head
Hour after the game against the Crocodiles, Nigerians are still reeling from the disappointment from their Super Eagles.
The passionate football lovers are still vocalising their discontent on social media and have taken it up a notch by calling for the sack of the coach, Peseiro.
Here are some of the reactions as Nigerians express their feelings after another poor outing.
21:21 - 16.11.2023
‘Lack of grey matter on the bench’ - Popular journalist rips into Peseiro after Super Eagles’ Lesotho disgrace
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has been heavily criticised after Nigeria failed to get the maximum three points at home against Lesotho in their opening match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier group stage campaign
20:17 - 16.11.2023
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Lesotho in Uyo and here is how the unfancied visitors made it happen.
20:07 - 16.11.2023
The Super Eagles began their journey to qualify for the World Cup against Lesotho but failed to secure maximum points.
18:52 - 16.11.2023
153-ranked Lesotho forced the Super Eagles to a share of the spoils in the FIFA WCQ, with Semi Ajayi the hero for Nigeria.
15:43 - 16.11.2023
Super Eagles new invitees have been welcomed to the squad by their teammates with a ritual performance.
15:14 - 16.11.2023
Nigeria vs Lesotho: Alex Iwobi turns journalist, 'interviews' Aribo, Lookman and newcomer Tella in hilarious video
Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi discovered a new talent during their camping ahead of their Nigeria World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho.
14:19 - 16.11.2023
Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has deployed a trick from his compatriot Jose Mourinho to defend Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
13:33 - 16.11.2023
Nigeria vs Lesotho: High stakes for Super Eagles as Jose Peseiro emphasises unparallel pressure to win
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro believes the expectations and pressure to win games in Nigeria are second to none in Africa.