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WC qualifier: Lesotho draw Super Eagles in Uyo


The Super Eagles of Nigeria were unable to secure a victory against Lesotho in their opening match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, settling for a 1-1 draw at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The first half of the encounter ended goalless, but the second half saw Lesotho take the lead through Motlomelo Mkhwanazi in the 56th minute. 

Nigeria responded with a header from Semi Ajayi in the 67th minute, leveling the score and ensuring a share of the points for both teams.

With this draw, Nigeria’s World Cup qualification campaign begins with a disappointing result. 

They will face Zimbabwe in their next match on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory and get their campaign back on track.

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