Nigeria 1-1 Lesotho: West Brom’s Ajayi to the rescue as Super Eagles stumble in Uyo against Crocodiles

The three-time African champions are aiming to qualify for the World Cup for the seventh time

Nigeria failed to live up to expectations as they only managed a 1-1 draw with Lesotho in their opening match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, reports.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winners were the massive favourites against the lowly Crocodiles. Still, Motlomelo Mkhwanazi gave the visitors the lead before Semi Ajayi saved Nigeria’s blushes with a late equaliser.

How it happened

Head coach Jose Peseiro set up a heavily-attack-minded team with Taiwo…


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