2026 WCQ: We Did Not Give Super Eagles Respect —Lesotho Coach

Posted by Timige, On 17 Nov, 2023 | Updated On 17 Nov, 2023 No Comments »


Lesotho coach Leslie Notsi has said they did not give the Super Eagles respect in Thursday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

The Eagles got their campaign off to a disappointing start after they were held to a 1-1 draw.

Lesotho took a shock 1-0 lead in the 56th minute through Motlomelo Mkwanazi from a corner kick.

In the 67th minute Semi Ajayi equalised with a powerful header also from a corner.

Speaking on his post-match press conference, Notsi said:“We did not give them respect because they are the same human beings like us. We decided to go on the pitch and enjoy ourselves but the enjoyment is not to go there and waste time but self believe should be there, they should express themselves on the areas they are good at.“

He explained that he and his crew had monitored the Super Eagles and came up with plans to capitalize.

“We have followed the team and saw areas we feel we can capitalize on, where we thought we had chances of coming up with something. So, there’s a lot we’ve learnt from this.“

Up next for the Eagles is an away game in Rwanda on Sunday against Warriors of Zimbabwe.

The Warriors began their campaign on a goalless draw with Rwanda on Wednesday.

By James Agberebi in Uyo

Photos by Ganiyu Yusuf

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Source: Complete Sport

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