Super Eagles stumble against Lesotho: Social media reacts to Nigeria draw

Super Eagles stumble against Lesotho: Social media reacts to Nigeria draw
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria clashed with Lesotho on Thursday evening in their opening 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying game.

Jose Peseiro's side had to come from behind to salvage a point, after Motlomelo Mkwanazi opened the scoring for the visitors.

Nigerians react to Super Eagles' embarrassing draw at home to Lesotho

It's important to point out that Peseiro's men were on a five-match unbeaten run ahead of this match; and on that note, they were the overwhelming favourites to win.

However, the Super Eagles got more than they bargained for, as they struggled to beat a Lesotho side that had lost eight of their previous 11 matches.

Star-studded attack disappoints again

X user Northerner0 voiced his disappointment with the team's lack of goals, despite their star-studded squad.

Peseiro and the NFF out

A few Nigerians called for Peseiro's head, alongside NFF boss Ibrahim Gusau. It's worth mentioning that Gusau was elected NFF president in September last year. Here's a tweet from ChiHerbert9:

Are the Super Eagles developing a bad habit?

We've already established that Nigeria are currently on a five-match unbeaten run. It may interest you to know that they conceded first in their last two games.

As a matter of fact, Peseiro's side conceded the first goal in six of their last 10 matches in all competitions. Segetinii didn't hesitate to point that out.

The Super Eagles are cursed

Due to their abysmal performance on Thursday, Another X user, Enangetifit suggested the team might be cursed.

Super Eagles in danger of missing another World Cup?

We would like to point out that Nigeria missed out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after they lost to Ghana in the playoff round.

Although world cup qualification is relatively easier this time, there are a few concerns that the Super Eagles may not make it through to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.


This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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