Former Bafana Bafana of South Africa head coach, Pitso Mosimane, has described Nigeria’s Super Eagles as an unbelievable team despite their early struggles in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Eagles kicked off the qualifiers in Group C with two draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
After forcing Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in Uyo on matchday one, the Jose Peseiro-led team played another 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe in Rwanda.
The result leaves the Eagles in third spot behind leaders Rwanda and second placed South Africa.
In a recent interview with the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA), Mosimane, who handled Bafana from 2010 to 2012, acknowledging the talents within the squad.
The former Al Ahly coach also expressed his desire to lead a team to the FIFA World Cup.
“To be honest, I would like to coach in the World Cup. I do not choose what comes, I would like to go to the World Cup. South Africa wants to qualify, Nigeria wants to qualify,
“If you have Chukuweze and the boy playing for Napoli as your striker, I mean really. That Nigerian team is unbelievable.”
He added:“Of course, I want South Africa to win because I am South African. But in reality, I think Nigeria has the team, man,” he stated.
Speaking on the Eagles’ performances in the World Cup qualifiers, Mosimane expressed concern about potential interference affecting the team’s dynamics.
“I saw the draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Okay, it’s football, it happens. But how can politics between the government and the federation derail the team?” he quizzed.
The qualifiers will resume in June 2024 with the Eagles hosting Bafana in matchday three.
Mosimane led Mamelodi Sundowns to the CAF Champions League title in 2016 and five Premier Soccer League crowns.
He was appointed head coach of Al Ahly and won back-to-back Champions League titles in 2020 and 2021.
He was the first non-Egyptian African to manage the Egyptian giants.
In 2020 he led Al Ahly to a third place finish at the FIFA Club World Cup after beating Palmeiras of Brazil on penalties.
Copyright © 2024 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.