In a recent development, football stakeholders have voiced their concerns and called for the immediate termination of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro following the team’s lackluster performance in the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The Super Eagles secured a second consecutive draw, struggling to hold the Warriors of Zimbabwe to a 1-1 draw in Rwanda.
This disappointing result comes after their previous draw against the Crocodiles of Lesotho. The stakeholders argue that Peseiro’s coaching style is not suitable for the Super Eagles and it is imperative that he be relieved of his duties. Former House of Representatives chairman, Godfrey Gaiya, expressed his disappointment at the team’s performance, emphasizing the need for competent guidance and a well-coordinated secretariat within the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Additionally, concerns were raised about the team’s leaky defense and goalkeeping, prompting some fans to call for the return of 39-year-old Vincent Onyeama. Chairman of the FCT Football Association, Mukhtar Mohammed, stressed the importance of addressing the underlying issues that have prevented the Super Eagles from achieving their full potential.
As the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resume in June 2024, Nigeria will face tough matches against South Africa and Benin Republic, requiring a comprehensive evaluation of the team’s performance and strategic adjustments.