Popular singer and songwriter Timi Dakolo has expressed his doubts about the ability of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro to lead the team to the 2026 World Cup.
Dakolo made his comments following Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Lesotho in their opening World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The Nigerian singer, in a tweet via his X account, described the Super Eagles’ display as ‘very embarrassing.’
“Dear @thenff, this coach can’t be the best coach available for a country like Nigeria,” he tweeted.
“This is very embarrassing. This man can’t take the Super Eagles to the World Cup. It is actually painful to watch.”
Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro attributed Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against the Crocodiles of Lesotho to bad luck.
His words: “I am sad, of course, disappointed by the result, but my team tried to do the maximum,” he said.
“We had 76% of the ball possession against 24%; the opponents only had two chances to score and scored a goal.
“We had many chances to score. It was bad luck.”
Meanwhile, former Super Eagle defender Ifeanyi Udeze said he was enraged by the “unacceptable” result.
“This was our first World Cup qualifier in front of the home fans, and we couldn’t beat Lesotho.
“This was a match not against Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, or Ghana. This was a loss.”
Nigeria is scheduled to face Zimbabwe in their next World Cup qualifier on Sunday at 2 pm.