2026 WCQ: Nigerians call for Peseiro sack as Dosu also slams Eagles’ coach

2026 WCQ: Nigerians call for Peseiro sack as Dosu also slams Eagles’ coach

Football Nigerians took to various social handles on Sunday calling for the immediate sacking of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro.

Former Nigerian international Joseph Dosu was one that is disappointed with Peseiro.

While the Atlanta’96 Olympics gold medalist is not calling for Peseiro’s sack, he wants the coach held should the Eagles fail to qualify for the World Cup.

Dosu stated this as Nigeria drew 1-1 against Zimbabwe in a World Cup qualifier at the Huye Stadium, Butare, on Sunday.

Goals from Walter Musona and Kelechi Iheanacho ensured both Nigeria and Zimbabwe shared a point each.

Nigeria now has two points from two games after the Zimbabwe encounter.

“I really don’t know what to say again because, from the beginning, Nigerians came out to say a lot of things with the way the Super Eagles have been playing and Jose Peseiro said we are putting pressure on the team and that we should not put pressure so that the team will play very well,” Dosu

“So we have decided not to put pressure and we are still seeing the same thing. So whatever the federation [NFF] and the coaches want to do with our national teams, they should keep on doing it. If we qualify [for the 2026 World Cup], fine, and if we don’t qualify, there is nothing anybody can do. We can’t hold anybody responsible except the head and the coach, Peseiro.”

To Nigerians on social media, the result is yet another disappointing one with many calling for the sack of Peseiro.

@Sauce_999331 wrote: “Sack the coach.. use AFCON as preparation to qualify for the World Cup.

My 2 cents!

The terrible situation our football administrators got us in’

@preciousekeke: “If Pesiero survives a sack letter after this dismal outing then the NFF should tell us what he has against them.”


@gagnatbiz: “We are not doing it again o. We want a better performance with a win at the end. Not all this draw and “let’s do it again”.

Wake up!!!”

@Mvolgap: useless NFF do you shameful people need people to tell you to sack this coach and this goalkeeper, not every player needs to be invited into the national team just like the late Steven Kishe said.”

@isibor266:” The entire team and coaching crew should be disbanded. This is a shame and a waste of scarce resources.”

@yoboydonchichi: “You can never do anything again. Please, drop this slogan after another disgraceful result against Zimbabwe. With a failure like Jose Peseiro as a coach, Nigeria can never achieve anything in football.”

Content creator, Omotayo Of Lagos, wrote, “Zero shame and ambition, sack that your nonsense coach.”

 David Simi added, “You guys are not ashamed, better sack that man called a coach.”

Sorochi Akawor rhetorically asked, “Una no get shame like this?”

Alagbe Samson believed that the Eagles could have lost the game had their opponents were more clinical.

He said, “Zimbabwe wasted some chances towards the end of the match, including an open net chance. The last match I remember against Zimbabwe was a 5-0 win at Abuja in Germany's 2006 World Cup Qualifiers. Angola pipped Nigeria to the ticket on head-to-head rules. The coaching crew should prepare the team better for the next round of matches.”

Clement Mbanugo jokingly tweeted, “Calculator price will increase because of Super Eagles fans. Let me go and use my heart for something meaningful.”

After two draws from two games, Giovanni sarcastically said, “Now change the name of the team to Super Ogbono Soup.”

Nigeria currently sit second on the log with two points behind South Africa, who face Rwanda in their second game on Tuesday.

The 2026 World Cup qualifiers resume in June 2024 with Nigeria hosting the Bafana Bafana, current leaders of Group C, before traveling to an away game against Benin Republic.