2026 WCQ: Iwobi, Boniface optimistic as Super Eagles host Lesotho in Uyo

2026 WCQ: Iwobi, Boniface optimistic as Super Eagles host Lesotho in Uyo

Super Eagles and Fulham playmaker Alex Iwobi and Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface are optimistic as Super Eagles begin their campaign for qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Iwobi who has been an integral part of Coach Jose Peseiro’s tutored side said the joy and pride of playing for the country at the World Cup would spur the team when they begin their campaign against Lesotho at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“I would like to be at the World Cup again and it is not just me but the whole team who will put 100 percent effort into bringing to the nation the joy and the sense of pride that we are going out there to represent them at the World Cup,”  Iwobi told NFFTv.

Iwobi is particularly excited with the turnout for the qualifiers, which he said would give the coach the quality option to select the best legs that will prosecute the two matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

“The training started well and we are working hard as a team to get the needed result from the start. Also, it is a blessing that we have a lot of talented players in the team and everyone is ready to give their best for the team,” he added.

With two games to be played within 72 hours, Iwobi said the contribution of all the players is important.

Boniface of  Leverkusen said “I’m ready, I’m focused, and we are determined. I’ll try to do my best, and give 100 percent. And for sure try to win the game. That’s the most important thing,” Boniface told NFF TV.