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W’Cup Ticket Consolation For Special Eagles – Oyeleke

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Captain of Nigeria’s amputee football team, Sarafadeen Oyeleke, says the Special Eagles are thrilled to have qualified for the 2026 World Cup in Morocco despite missing out on the bronze medal at the recently-concluded Amputee Nations Cup in Egypt, Extra reports.

The Special Eagles lost 3-1 to Algeria in the third-place match on Monday. After a goalless first period, Nigeria scored first from the penalty spot but the North Africans responded with an equaliser few minutes later and two more goals at the death to win the encounter.

Nigeria had beaten Liberia 2-1 in the last eight to book their ticket for a second appearance at the World Cup.

“Finishing third would have been another opportunity for us to show Nigerians what we have been able to but we secured the World Cup ticket,”


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