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2026 WCQ: Fans demand Peseiro’s sack as Super Eagles draw against Zimbabwe

2026 WCQ: Fans demand Peseiro's sack as Super Eagles draw against Zimbabwe 1

The Warriors of Zimbabwe held Nigeria’s Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in their second World Cup qualifier on Sunday at the Huye Stadium in Rwanda.

The Super Eagles were under pressure after a disappointing draw against Lesotho last Thursday at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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It was not the start they had hoped for, as Zimbabwe’s Musona beat Nigeria’s shot stopper Francis Uzoho with a perfect 30-metre free kick in the 26th minute.

The 2013 AFCON champions, who were missing point guard Victor Osimhen and forward Taiwo Awoniyi, struggled to make an impact on the game, with Zimbabwe emerging as the stronger side at half time.

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Jose Peseiro made three substitutions at halftime, replacing Ola Oina, Onyeka, and Nathan Tella with Victor Boniface, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Osayi-Samuel.

And Peseiro’s men were duly rewarded with an equaliser in the 67th minute from Iheanacho, who fired a shot just inside the left post.

Nigeria continued to press for the game-winning goal in the closing stages, but the Warriors held firm in defence.

Netizens took to social media demanding that the Super Eagles head coach be sacked following the disappointing result.

Some reactions are captured below:

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