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2026 World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria draws with Lesotho 1-1 in Uyo


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The Super Eagles on Thursday drew 1-1 with the Crocodiles of Lesotho in a 2026 World Cup qualifier in Uyo Akwa, Ibom.

The match was played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Speaking after the match, Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro, who was not happy with the result, said the team played well but was unable to utilize their scoring chances, especially in the first half.

“I’m not happy today with the outcome of the match. We dominated the game, but unfortunately, we drew.

“They were lucky; we missed so many scoring chances. The draw is not good for us; no one is happy, but we hope to win the next match,” Peseiro said.

Also speaking, the head coach of Lesotho, Leslie Notsi, said that they had expected a very tough match with the Eagles.

Notsi said playing a draw was good for his team, which came with respect for the Eagles because of their standing.

The coach said that playing a draw with Nigeria has given the team enough confidence to move on to the next match.

“We came knowing that it was going to be a very tough match, so we played out our strength to make sure we scored before the Eagles.

“Coming to Nigeria and getting a draw will give us more confidence. We will be progressing gradually before we can talk about qualification,” Notsi said.


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