Connect with us

National Teams

WCQ: Lesotho hold Super Eagles in opener



Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles had been held by the Crocodiles of Lesotho of their first 2026 World Cup Qualifying sequence at Godswil Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Thursday night time, studies.

An inspiring efficiency noticed the Eagles go behind early within the second half earlier than rallying again to get a degree 12 minutes later.

It was Lesotho who did the primary asking with a shot from Tsepang Seeali which was parried away by goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Subsequently, Sami Ajayi and Kelechi Iheanacho had their moments of motion as their makes an attempt had been saved by the goalkeeper.

Taiwo Awonyi would have given Nigeria the primary aim with one of the best probability of the half coming his manner, however the Forest’s striker hit the ball extensive.

Ademola Lookman additionally noticed his try saved by the goalkeeper earlier than the top of the primary half.

The Eagles continued the second half the identical manner, however it was Lesotho who obtained the aim when Uzoho did not cope with the ball from a nook kick and Motlomelo Mkwanazi headed the ball in.

Peseiro effected his first adjustments earlier than the hour mark, bringing in Moses Simon and Terem Moffi for the out-of-sorts Ademola Lookman and the silenced Awoniyi.

The Eagles then equalised within the 67th minute when Semi Ajayi powered dwelling Kelechi Iheanacho’s nook past the Lesotho keeper to deliver actual hopes of a come-from-behind win which might later flip a mirage.

The rating ended the identical after 90 minutes because the workforce journey to Rwanda for his or her subsequent recreation as Zimbabwe with a draw on Monday.

See also  AYC 2023 : Bosso Gives Flying Eagles Yuletide Period Off After NPFL Tests


Uche Dozie