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2026 WCQ: NFF cannot sack me yet — Peseiro


Head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) cannot sack him over the 1-1 draw with Lesotho in a 2026 World Cup qualifier.

On Thursday evening, the Nigerians almost lost to the Basotho when Motlomelo Mkhwanazi scored with their first shot on target.

However, Semi Ajayi’s powerful header gave the three-time African champions one point in the 67th minute.

Speaking during his post-match press conference, Peseiro was asked if the result of the match would necessitate the NFF to terminate his contract.

He replied: “Why should I be sacked? Let me explain the performance.

“We created many opportunities to score. Our opponent only had two shots and scored from one of them.

“I am sad of course and a bit disappointed also. But my team tried to get the maximum points. I am sad because of the result but about the performance, Lesotho stayed behind all through for 90 minutes. They only came forward two or three times.”

The result of the game leaves Nigeria with one point in the group alongside Lesotho, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

The Super Eagles face Zimbabwe on Sunday, November 19, at the Huye Stadium, Butare.



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