Nigerians regret Osimhen's injury in Saudi Arabia friendly costs Super Eagles in World Cup clash against Lesotho.
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'Let's forget about the 2026 World Cup'—Nigerian football fans do not believe this Super Eagles team will win the AFCON or qualify for the World Cup after struggling against Lesotho.
The Super Eagles World Cup qualifying match took place at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom against the Lesotho Crocodiles.
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Super Eagles 1-1 Lesotho
During the most recent international break, the Super Eagles played friendly matches against Mozambique and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
But the Super Eagles played a drab first half against Lesotho, suggesting that warm-up matches did not benefit them.
After a goalless first half and in the second half Tshwarelo Bereng found Motlomelo Mkhwanazi from a corner kick in the 56th minute as Lesotho took the lead.
Kelechi Iheanacho's corner kick, which Semi Ajayi headed in for the equalizer, gave the Super Eagles a boost towards the end of the game.
The rain-soaked Super Eagles were unable to secure a victory, and the match finished in a tie.
Reactions to Osimhen missing Super Eagles draw against Lesotho
Nottingham Forest Striker Taiwo Awoniyi suffered criticism for missing an empty net with bad control.
Nigerian football fans highlighted that Nice striker Terem Moffi who came on as a substitute had bright spots with Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen.
However, the absence of a target man from Napoli Victor Osimhen dominated the conversation on social media.
Osimhen got injured playing for the Super Eagles against Saudi Arabia in a friendly last month and Nigerians lamented his absence.
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