Delay In Appointing Next Coach May Affect Eagles’ 2026 World Cup Qualifying Chances –Sodje Warns NFF

Former Nigerian international, Sam Sodje has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the Super Eagles risked the chances of not qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup if the appointment of a new coach is not done as soon as possible.

Sodje made this known in an interview with Sports 247, where he stated that Nigeria has less than a couple of months to prepare for the big task against South Africa and Benin respectively.


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Recall that since former coach, Jose Peseiro left the team after leading them to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where the team lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast, Finidi George was placed to manage the team on interim level.

“I think we’re leaving it too late. A couple of months going into the World Cup qualifiers, not having a

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