Super Eagles new invitees have been welcomed to the squad by their teammates with a ritual performance.
Nathan Tella and Amas Obasogie earned an official call-up for Nigeria after an impressive start to the season in their respective clubs.
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Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has deployed a trick from his compatriot Jose Mourinho to defend Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
The duo are currently playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Germany and Nigeria Professional Football League team Bendel Insurance.
Both players are expected to play a part in Nigeria’s first game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Tella and Obasogie’s welcome ceremony
Nathan Tella and Amas Obasogie were invited to play for the Super Eagles for the first time in their career.
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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.
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Nigeria will host Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in the opening game of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. With Victor Osimhen sidelined after picking up an injury during the last international break, Jose Peseiro faces the dilemma of deciding who leads the attack.
With the Super Eagles set to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign, newcomers Tella and Obasogie were welcomed to the team by their teammates.
Today, Nigeria will kick up their 2026 FIFA World Cup campaign against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Jose Peseiro's side was drawn in Group C alongside Lesotho, the Benin Republic, Rwanda, and South Africa.
Nigeria will be hoping to kick-start their World Cup qualification campaign with a win over Lesotho.