Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has told Nigerians that the team will continue to fight in a bid to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup after the opening game draw against Lesotho.
The Fulham man featured for the entirety of the game yesterday evening, albeit in a less expressive role in the centre of the park, but like every other Nigerian, was left dissatisfied with the result.
Lesotho are currently ranked 153rd in the latest FIFA rankings, with their best-ever position being 101, while the Super Eagles are ranked 40th in the world, with their best-ever finish being amongst the top five, ranking in 5th place.
The hugely anticipated fixture was marred by Nigeria’s inability to be clinical in front of goal as Awoniyi, Lookman and others scuffed chances to open the scoring before Motlomelo Mkwanazi opened the scoring for the visitors.
Semi Ajayi equalized for three-time African Champions, but that was what their best on the day could do. Iwobi took to his X page to apologise for the result, and promise that the team will continue to fight to be in America in 2026.
“Not The Result We Feel We Deserve, But We Can’t Dwell On This, Got Many More Games To Come. We’ll Continue To Fight and Push,” the ex-Arsenal man posted on his X page.
Peseiro’s men have a chance to gain the trust of the fans again if they can secure all three points at the Stade Huye in Zimbabwe on Sunday.