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Exclusive: 2026 WCQ; Attack Lesotho From Start To Finish –Babangida Advises Super Eagles

Exclusive: 2026 WCQ; Attack Lesotho From Start To Finish  –Babangida Advises Super Eagles

Ahead of Thursday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida has advised the Super Eagles to attack Lesotho from start to finish.

Recall that Nigeria host Lesotho as the team will kickoff their quest of qualifying for the World Cup to be jointly hosted by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico

In a chat with Completesports.com, Babangida stated that the Super Eagles must impose themselves on Lesotho in order to pick the maximum points.

“It’s on record that we have not lost against Lesotho in three of the matches that we have played and I expect the Super Eagles to maintain that record.

 

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“We must attack Lesotho from start to finish and ensure that the goals rains heavily on them. The quality of players in the team should be able to get the job done.”

According to CAF, winners of each Group will automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

The four best runners-up (from the Groups) will play in a CAF Play-Off tournament.

The winner of the CAF Play-Off Tournament will play in the FIFA Play-off Tournament to potentially be the 10th African nation.


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WORDPRESS: 8
  • Thanks Babangida.

    Kel and I are waiting with bated breath for another media world exclusive from Unuanel on how the Super Eagles should approach the match.

    • Sportradio88.0 fm 7 months ago

      A team that only trained for a day.reason y A good player is not a good coach ..
      My advice is for eagles is to settle their defense in the early minutes before dey finish up the game . Make Lesotho no go score 2 goals .after dey attack from start to finish and ran away with a win .

    • Brotherman – in the words of Glory – our strikers just have to apply the right technique to their finishing.

      We all know that Peseiro’s Super Eagles will always create copious goals scoring possibilities. He will play with 4 forwards with crossings flying in left right and centre like stray bullets. It’s just for the centre forwards – 2 of them – and the midfielders, when in sniper positions, to bury the chances.

      Also, the centre backs will always be overstretched which is why I think Peseiro prefers fluid centre backs with decent speed to burn. This augurs well for the likes of Bassey and Awaziem but less so for Ekong who I think will struggle to wriggle himself back into the team.

      Onyeka has fully bought into Peseiro’s philosophy as much as players like Iheanacho, Simon, Moffi, Boniface, Aribo, Bassey, Ajayi, **Osayi Samuel** and arguably Uzoho.

      Lookman is still trying to find his way in Peseiro’s philosophy. Osimhen, Iwobi, Ndidi, Onyedika are all mainstays in Peseiro’s Super Eagles who are always capable of raising the ceiling with magical performances.

      So, in these players I think Peseiro has players who can plug into his style of play and philosophy with limited training time based on past call-ups. His team is shaping up.

      So I see why the coach is economical in calling fresh faces.

      I am just waiting for the months of assembling largely the same set of players to aid the team congeal their presentation into compelling performances.

    • Hahahaha. And from Lawal, Akpoborie, Ekpo, Rufai, Alloy Agu, Aikhoumogbe, and Esin. Imagine we attack from start to finish. Doesn’t a good attacking foray start from a rock solid defence? And our is currently leaking.

      God forbid we concede first (which is not impossible as we’ve seen with Guinea Bissau) and panic sets in. Mr. Babangida, we know we have the attackers, even in the absence of Osimhen. But shouldn’t you have touched on the defence too and how they can help the strikers attack and attack with confidence, so everyone doesn’t become emergency defenders tomorrow.

  • Glory 7 months ago

    Hahaha… Who let’s the dogs out. Unuanel next. Lolz

  • Super Eagle must beat them with huge margin for Nigeria to top the table from first game till the end.

    Best of luck guys.

  • Ako Amadi 7 months ago

    See Zimbabwe that said it would beat Nigeria!!They could only manage a draw today.The Super Eagles must crush all these countries that have never won anything.

    • Greenturf 7 months ago

      @Ako Amadi,i saw the last 30 minutes of that game it was an eyesore.
      The pitch is lacking grass very dreadful,the football was shockingly bad looks like primary school children playing,i was wondering if these were a national team pathetic!

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