Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has described Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Lesotho in the 2026 World Cup qualifier as a disgrace.....CONTINUE READING
Recall that on Thursday, Lesotho visited the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo for the Eagles’ first game in the World Cup qualifiers series and shocked Nigeria by scoring the opening goal and forcing the game to end in a draw.
Lesotho went into the game as 153rd ranked team in the world, 113 places below Nigeria, but that didn’t make any difference in the game as the Eagles had to depend on Semi Ajayi’s header of Kelechi Iheanacho’s corner kick to tie the score.
The abysmal performance has pushed Nigeria to the second spot in Group C, pending the outcome of the game between the Benin Republic and South Africa.
Despite the embarrassing outcome of the game, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro stressed that his team played well but were just unlucky.
But Oliseh, who represented Nigeria in two World Cups before quitting the game in 2002, expressed his disappointment at the draw, stressing that players from the Nigeria Premier Football League would have defeated the Lesotho team.
Sunday Oliseh wrote on X: “Will this nightmare ever end? Woke up to this shocker this morning. Our home base players should beat Lesotho. They even scored us first! The painful part is, no consequences for these national embarrassments.”
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, the Super Eagles will have the chance to redeem themselves as they take on Zimbabwe in the second game of the World Cup qualifiers series.