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Ndidi: Super Eagles Must Qualify For 2026 World Cup

Ndidi: Super Eagles Must Qualify For 2026 World Cup

Wilfred Ndidi says the Super Eagles can’t afford to miss out on a place at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the last edition of the World Cup hosted by Qatar.

The three-time African champions lost out to their perennial rivals Black Stars of Ghana in the in the playoff.

With the ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup Cup of Nations already in the bag, Ndidi stated that the Super Eagles will now work hard to secure a place to the 2026 World Cup finals.

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“This win (against Sao Tome and Principe) is a good one for us. It will serve as a morale booster ahead of the World Cup qualifiers,”Ndidi told reporters.

“It was painful not to play at the last the World Cup in Qatar. The fans were really disappointed in us and we can’t afford to fail them again.

“We just have keep working hard as a team and hopefully things will be in our favour.

The Super Eagles are in the same group with Lesotho, South Africa, Benin Republic, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

The West Africans will host Lesotho in their opening fixture on November 13.

By Adeboye Amosu in Uyo

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  • Hassan Tia 9 months ago

    Super Eagles coach Peseiro and NFF administration must prepare early for the frist World Cup encounters between SE and Lethto and Zimbabwe in the next november; Peseiro must follow players like Alhassan Youssuf, Azubuike Okechukwu, Anderson Esiti in order to strengthen SE defensive midfield , cause SE lack defensive trait, so thoes above mentioned players one or tow of them must be summoned to SE next encounters; also SE need playing in the depth of midfield in order to control any match , this task must be done excellently; NFF must obligte to pay Peseiro his wage on time , also must hire pyschologic and nutrition doctors to help SE players for performing strongly and with good morales psychologically; these things will push and propel SE to play with committment and dedication with enthusiast soul.

  • Glory 9 months ago

    A big congratulation to SE, Peseiro and crew, on their massive victory. People can say whatever they like about SAO TOME being a small team. That to me is only a show of their ignorance in the scheme of football matters. Togo as weak as their team loaded with home based players came to Nigeria to humiliate our 1996 Olympic team loaded with almost every of our golden generation players 3 nil. Germany only last week in front of their home crowd lost 4-1.
    There are certainly, nothing like minnows any more in football in this age of Internet where everyone have access to latest skills improvement techniques. That gap has been radically bridged to the barest minimum. So 6 – 0 is a most laudable performance that we can only hope to galvanise the team into winning 2024 AFCON.
    Besides scoring 6 and conceding none, the brand of football was quite tantalising, reminiscent of how Manu Garba 2013 golden eaglet played; very mobile, close knitted midfield, lighting quick counter after winning balls and keeping team shape when opposing team has more men behind balls. That was so enjoyable to watch and we can only pray the coaches build on this going forward. Peseiro must stamp out every idea of Musa returning to this team or being coarsed into surrendering a quota to home based players, as that we take this progression backwards. SE NO LONGER NEED MUSA IRRESPECTIVE OF WHATEVER EXPERIENCE. IF YOU NEED EXPERIENCE ON THE BENCH, EKONG IS ENOUGH, AS NDIDI SHOWED HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD, HE CAN BE AS A CAPTAIN YESTERDAY.

    • Ignatius Abo 9 months ago

      @Glory, it is a suprise that Musa wants to play in another world cup. Players should know when to go. You are right brotherman, Musa should step aside.

      • Glory 9 months ago

        @ brodaman Abo, Musa is becoming desperate and shamefully letting himself down. He should have allowed his football speak for him.

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