‘This Nightmare go ever end’- Oliseh suggests home-based players as Super Eagles draw Lesotho

Ex-Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has expressed his disappointment in Nigeria's draw against Lesotho

‘This Nightmare go ever end’- Oliseh suggests home-based players as Super Eagles draw Lesotho

Joba Ogunwale 13:00 - 17.11.2023

Former Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh has lashed out at the Super Eagles and the technical crew after their disappointing draw against Lesotho.

Ex-Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has expressed his disappointment following Nigeria’s shocking result against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday. 

The Super Eagles started their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Lesotho on Thursday evening. 

Nigeria's disappointing performance against Lesotho

Nigeria were the clear favourites going into the clash against the side from Southern Africa but could only salvage a point at home. 

The Super Eagles dominated the first half but it was Lesotho who took the lead against the run of play in the second half through Motlomelo Mkhwanazi. 

Although Semi Ajayi put the Super Eagles level with a brilliant header minutes later, Jose Peseiro’s men could not find the winner. 

Peseiro and Super Eagles players
Jose Peseiro and the Super Eagles had a disappointing result against Lesotho (Photo Credit: Modo Victor/X and Pulse Sports collage)

Following the match, the Super Eagles and the coaching crew came in for criticism from many Nigerians, including Oliseh. 

Oliseh blasts Super Eagles' performance against Lesotho

The former Super Eagles captain expressed his disappointment in the result, saying the home-based players would have put in a better performance. 

Oliseh further expressed his annoyance, saying no one would be punished for the disappointing result. 

“Haba This nightmare go ever end? Woke up to this shocker this morning. Our homebased suppose dey beat Lesotho na! dem even first us score!!!! The painful part be say, no consequences for these national embarrassments sef,” Oliseh said on his Twitter account. 

Despite the criticism, the Super Eagles will have the chance to bounce back when they take on Zimbabwe in their second match on Sunday.