Sack Peseiro now to avert another World Cup miss, PFAN tells NFF
Super Eagles midfielder, Ademola Lookman, evades Lesotho’s goalkeeper during Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifier against the Crocodiles in Uyo… on Thursday.
It’ll be another disaster at AFCON’
The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sack Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, with immediate effect, if it wants the country to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the away goals rule after drawing goalless away to Ghana and playing a 1-1 draw in Abuja.
Against expectations, the Super Eagles managed to hold Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in Uyo and went to Rwanda to record another 1-1 draw with the Warriors of Zimbabwe in the 2026 World Cup qualifying series at the weekend.
The two draws mean the Eagles have just two points from a possible six. South Africa, who play their second game of the series today against Rwanda, lead Group C on three points and if they win in Kigali today, they will open a four-point lead over the Super Eagles.
Peseiro blamed Nigeria’s poor result on fatigue, saying the players were tired after the long journey to Rwanda. “Our first half was very bad, second half was much better but we lacked energy to push for a win,” Peseiro was quoted to have said after the game.
“There is urgent need for well-meaning Nigerians to break the monopoly of the racket going on in the NFF. We can’t continue to pick the NFF president from one constituency, which is the weakest. I have said it several times that it is suicidal to leave the decision of who becomes the NFF president in the hands of the states’ FA chairmen. Just that constituency alone and the FCT have 37 votes out of 44 votes”.
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