Sunday night, Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro arrived in Uyo with ease ahead of his team’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Lesotho Likuena.
Together with his three foreign assistants, Vitor Hugo, Maykel Moreira, and Acacio Santos, Peseiro landed in the picturesque city.
At the Victor Attah International Airport, Prince Bonny Nyong, the chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Football Normalisation Committee, welcomed the coach and his assistant.
News About Nigeria reports that on Monday, the Super Eagles will start getting ready for the match.
Twenty-three players have already been invited by Peseiro to camp for the encounter and the next match against the Warriors of Zimbabwe.
Leslie Notsi’s Lesotho will be entertained by the West Africans on Thursday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
Three days later, the three-time African champions will meet Zimbabwe at the Huye Stadium in Butare.
However, Eritrea has pulled its national men’s squad from next week’s World Cup qualifiers, according to FIFA, without providing any information.
The country, which has previously been barred from participating in African football championships due to players frequently fleeing while overseas, is regarded as one of the most oppressive on the planet.
The unranked minnows were scheduled to play Morocco in a Group E encounter on November 16.
“FIFA and CAF can confirm that the Eritrean National Football Federation has withdrawn from the FIFA World Cup 2026 preliminary competition,” FIFA said late Friday in a statement.
The group will now be contested by the remaining teams, which are Zambia, Congo, Tanzania, and Niger.
Botswana granted shelter to ten Eritrean footballers who refused to return home following a match against the national team in 2015.