Posted by admin on March 27, 2021
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Benin and Nigeria will clash at the Stade de l’Amitie this evening (Saturday) with a place in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations up for grabs.
The 2013 AFCON winners kicked off their qualifying campaign with consecutive wins versus Benin and Lesotho, but back-to-back draws in the subsequent two games against Sierra Leone have thrown a spanner in the works.
However, the Super Eagles need only one point from the final two games to complete the job, while one more victory would secure first place in Group L.
Overall, Saturday’s visitors have a historical advantage over their hosts, who they have beaten in 12 of the 15 previous clashes, losing just once in that time.
Michel Dussuyer’s men were held to a disappointing draw by Lesotho in the last round, missing out on an opportunity to move into first place.
The Squirrels are a force to reckon with on their own patch having not lost a home game since 2013.
Benin XI (4-3-3): Allagbe; Roche, Adenon, Hountondji; Assogba, D’Almeida, Ahlinvi, Imorou; Dossou, Djigla, Mounie
Nigeria XI (4-2-1-3): Okoye; Sanusi, Balogun, Troost Ekong, Aina; Aribo, Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Iheanacho, Simon
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Kick off is at 5pm.
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