Official: Starting XI for Nigeria vs Lesotho – Peseiro names Boniface as Osimhen’s replacement, Iheanacho skippers Super Eagles

Nigeria will kick off their qualifying campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup with a clash against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, in a few minutes.

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has named the eleven players that will go head-to-head with the Crocodiles for the three points at stake.

True to his word, the Portuguese tactician has retained Omonia Nicosia shot-stopper Francis Uzoho in goal despite his errors during the friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique last month.

Fenerbahce’s Bright Osayi-Samuel is preferred at right-back, while…


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