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2026 WCQ: ‘We Will Bounce Back’ — Simon Apologises For Super Eagles Shaky Start

2026 WCQ: ‘We Will Bounce Back’ — Simon Apologises For Super Eagles Shaky Start

Moses Simon insists the Super Eagles will bounce back from their disappointing start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Nantes of France winger also apologised to the fans for the team’s poor display in the games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The Super Eagles held the Likuena of Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in their first game at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo last week Thursday.

Jose Peseiro’s side also laboured to a disappointing 1-1 draw with the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Sunday.

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“Not the result we wanted but we will surely bounce back,”the former Levante player wrote on their X handle.

“Big apologies to our fans, you deserve better than the performance against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

“We have overcome so many challenges in the past. And now is the time to reflect and come back stronger.”

The Super Eagles currently occupy third position in Group C with two points from two games.

They will host the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their next game in the qualifiers in June , 2024.

By Adeboye Amosu


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 22
  • JimmyBall 6 months ago

    Moses Simon… believe him at your own foolishness. I am tired of folks like him who remain unproductive in the Super Eagles. Comoros play a confident game and it was a player for them who took on four Ghanaian players and unleashed a ferocious well-struck shot to beat the Ghana goalie… they kept their cool unafraid of Ghana and got the job done.

    • Coache 6 months ago

      God bless you, I raised the issue of keeping ball possession without penetration everybody was just content with wayward back pass. Nobody could care to dream or take on defenders.

      If we continue like this, Tunisia is waiting in second round of AFCON next year. In thise days we had Aghahowa and Amokachi very bold players who rescued us from disgrace.

  • Hassan Tia 6 months ago

    I think if Super Eagles would like to return back to the wins, they could fristly sack Peseiro then hire World class coach with good pedigree just like French Reymon Dommench or Jaquette Santini or Dutch coaches Danny Blind or Patric Kulijvert; also NFF must impose as a condition to new coach that he must summon quality players and have form in thier clubs, play drastic and strict defensive style of play, summon quality goalkeepers, develop Nigeria NPFL, also summon some quality local players to SE squad.

  • TALK UR OWN 6 months ago

    WITHOUT OSIMHEN, ALL OF YOU ARE NOTHING.
    SHAME UNTO ALL SUPER EAGLE PLAYERS!!!

    • RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL 6 months ago

      @TALK UR OWN I KNOW YOU ARE STILL ANGRY WITH OUR PLAYERS. I WATCHED A VIDEO CLIP WHEN THEY WERE GOING BACK TO NIGERIA AFTER THE GAME ON SUNDAY , YOU NEED TO SEE THEIR FACES , I REALLY FELT BAD FOR THEM. THEIR IS A YORUBA ADAGE THAT SAYS IF YOU BEAT A CHILD WITH RIGHT HAND , USE THE LEFT HAND TO DRAW HIM AND CUDDLE HIM.
       THEY ARE BROKEN ALREADY BY THE LAST TWO RESULTS.  HIRING A WORLD CLASS COACH IS NOT THE SOLUTION. WESTERNHOF  WASN’T A WORLD CLASS COACH . WHAT WE NEED IS A COACH THAT IS HARD WORKING , AND HEALTHY ENOUGH TO WATCH OUR LOCAL MATCHES TO BRING THE BEST IN THEM.  ROHR LOVED NIGERIA UNTILL NFF CORRUPTED HIM .
      WORLD CLASS COACHES ARE ALSO SCARED OF NIGERIA DENTING THEIR IMAGE SO THEY WON’T COME , THEY ARE NOT CORRUPT AND CAN NOT EVEN FUNCTION WELL IN A DISORGANIZED ENVIRONMENT LIKE NIGERIA.  

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 6 months ago

    The following players are no more needed in eagles dey shud retire from international football
    1 uzoho go to India league
    2 iwobi advice to go to Saudi Arabia
    3 omeruo…,go for couching diploma
    4 aribo. Go back to rangers
    5 lookman advice to convert himself
    To a defender next season
    6 Musa. Join business importation
    No 1 2 3 6.. we can ask Dem wat do dey want to be remembered for . depreciation or elastic limit has been reached wil dey want to win afcon again. Iwobi can’t hold the ball again. If Comoros guy hack him he wil not go for ball again na to dey hide leg . He is not noba 10 .some players need to take blala . flogging.

  • Sunnyb 6 months ago

    Mathew and Dele Tom can replace Aribo and Iwobi. 

  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    We will bounce back definitely just get us a reliable and better goalkeeper. A good midfield ball player that will not be afraid to take people on. Iwobi is not a midfielder he’s more of a winger. Aribo is too slow maybe because he’s match rusty at his club. Anyway after an intense two weeks training before the AFCON we will know who is who. 

  • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

    CSN please try to be giving us live blogging of GENERAL ROAR’S BENIN REPUBLIC GAMES…thanks

  • Almighty Brazil with there array of stars and top players are loosing back to back to back this days and heaven didn’t come
    Down, make we chill with this guys, we will do better next month and qualify for the WC. I’m optimistic abt that.

    • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

      @FEMI U don ask yourself which country dem loss to? Dem loss to Colombia and Argentina (football power House), you you loss to Lesotho and Zimbabwe you dey there dey give yourself useless hope..

      • Whatever loose na loose, on a norm se Brazil suppose loose to those teams nii apart Argentina that’s on same level with them? And what happen to Brazil winning them? Plus we didn’t loose but draw, waiting make SA come do? Waiting make our junior brother Ghana do? Last time I check we are 3rd and ur grandpa team languishing at the bottom of the group, ur grandpa team is the weeping boys of the group, we will surely qualify in that group, mark today.

        • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

          @FEMI OGA that draw dey like lose for everybody eye.With all the European stars awoniyi(wey dey come from bench save team from relegation) Aribo, lookman, BONIFACE, etc u still dey draw against common Lesotho shame no dey catch you?

          • @MONKEY POST First of all Awoniyi does not come from bench in club he is a starter secondly Awo was injured in this match against Zimbabwe. Thirdly Nigeria had Osimhen, Chukwueze, Awoniyi and Zaidu Sanusi injured for this game. We all know Osimhen alone is like 2 players for any team he plays for.

            Get your facts straight Mehn

          • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

            @UGO IWUNZE so you actually need their OSIMHEN to beat Common LESOTHO…

            Awoniyi or BONIFACE can not do the job?

            Wow wow…

          • Concentrate on ur uncle Rohr Benin team and leave the SE alone pls, let see how he will qualify Benin with two games to spare, I repeat we will qualify as the top team and not best loosers in that group, I’m optimistic about the SE chance. You call Lesotho small team that SE can’t win, so are you saying Lesotho is bigger than Benin soccer wise? While ur grandpa didn’t win them?

          • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

            @femi so A whole se cannot beat Lesotho… And you were expecting benin republic to help you beat them.. So benin republic is now better and bigger than se that someone will be looking up to them for mentorship…lol…

    • More than 4 teams will still qualify in the south america WC qualifiers group. In Nigeria’s group, only the first place is guaranteed qualification. Which teams between Brazil and us can afford to drop points and still have a chance at qualification? Brazil!

      The same pitch that Nigeria struggled against Zimbabwe is where we will still play away to Rwanda. Altitude and synthetic pitch issues again.

      If those lads are not serious, any more 2 points dropped is more disaster whether home or away. Can’t we win without Osimhen? Or Ndidi who though is 26 but frequent injuries is telling a grim story?

  • Chibuike 6 months ago

    The problem is that, this guys won’t tell public what they going through with nff. Many years outstanding bonuses owning this guys and una want them to Start another qualifer without sorting out the old one. Our senior defender balogun said it. They came after the guy, they stop inviting him, That nff need to investigate and chase out all those monkey in glass house.

  • John-1 6 months ago

    Simon Moses – the headless-chicken-player. So much gra-gra, with little emd product. Una get luck say no be Lagos una dey play all these rubbish. Una body for don tell una tey-tey.

  • Sunnyb 6 months ago

    Let’s solve the Iwobi and Aribo problems, by replacing them with Mathew and Dele Tom. You can’t sneak your way through life, The Eagles luck is coming to an end. Running around the pitch with oversized boots has always been Iwobi trademark with super eagles he hasn’t made any difference as our playmaker. 

    • Peserio will rather die than test new blood in those positions. He has cult like first team players. So forget that dream. That is why I know failure at the next afcon is a fait accompli unless injuries whether real or imagined by their clubs rule certain players out of the squad list.

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