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Super Eagles Must Find A Way To Qualify For 2026 World Cup  –Adepoju

Super Eagles Must Find A Way To Qualify For 2026 World Cup  –Adepoju

Former Nigerian international Mutiu Adepoju has charged the Super Eagles to devise a way to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Recall that Nigeria lost 2-1 to Benin in June after being held to a 1-1 draw against South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo in the qualifying series.

Before now, the Eagles began their qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Lesotho, followed by another 1-1 draw away to Zimbabwe last November. 

 

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These results left the team fifth in Group C, trailing behind Lesotho with five points and the trio of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Benin, each with seven points.

However, in a chat with Nigeria News Agency (NAN), the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner stated that the team needs to focus and find a way to move forward and qualify for the next tournament.”

“First, the players need to stay calm, unite, and commit to winning all the upcoming matches,” Adepoju said.

“The team needs to focus and find a way to move forward and qualify for the next tournament.”

“The NFF needs to act swiftly to unite the players and bring out their best for the next World Cup,” Adepoju added.

The next round of qualifiers is scheduled for March 2025, with the Eagles set to travel to Kigali to face Rwanda on March 17 and host Zimbabwe a week later.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • pompei 3 weeks ago

    Adepoju is a good example of what we expect from ex internationals.
    Level headed, honest, stays far away from controversy.
    Well said. If NFF do their part, the 2026 world cup is still attainable. But the margin for error has reduced now. Every one of the remaining 6 matches has become a cup final.

  • Air Vice Marshall Arara Kumbie 3 weeks ago

    Shame no dey catch you? Only elite members of this platform, are allowed to be the first to comment on a story. You are warned. Don’t do it again.

    • Eyaife Godfrey 3 weeks ago

      You are a very funny personality.If I may asked who are the elite here?

    • pompei 3 weeks ago

      Air Vice Marshall Arara, I take full responsibility.
      It’s totally my fault. I won’t do it again 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Hassan Tia 3 weeks ago

    I think that with an excellent foriegn coach assisted by vetern local coaches Daniel Amokache , Sylvanus Okpala , with foriegn assistants , also Super Eagles players must obligate with descipline and committment when they are in the national mission for SE matches , NFF must aqcuisite for
    new dual nationalities players to add quality and strength for SE just like Tosin Adarabioyo, Caleb Okoli, Michael Oliseh , Solanke , Alex Agu, Arthur Okonkwo, Nijinma and so on …

  • yabaoh M 3 weeks ago

    kai!! Hassan Tia – na ehn take am sofly sofly o! psml all dis yer big big grammars nor dey mek any sense at al nau, oboy yuh sure sey yuh go sukuu so chale? lolz

  • yabaoh M 3 weeks ago

    kai!!walahi Hassan Tia – na ehn take am sofly sofly o! psml all dis yer big big grammars nor dey mek any sense at al nau, oboy yuh sure sey yuh go sukuu so chale? lolz

  • Nigeria not going anywhere.

    Seat at home n eat eba..

    Watch better teams on your TV’s.

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