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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 9:45am On Mar 22
2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Troost-Ekong, Aina, Onyekuru, Two Others Arrive Super Eagles Camp


Watford defender William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Henry Onyekuru, Semi Ajayi and Oghenekaro Etebo have all arrived Super Eagles camp ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin and Lesotho, reports Completesports.com.

The quintet breezed into the team’s camp on Sunday evening.


Captain of the team Ahmed Musa is also among the early arrivals in camp.

More players are expected to arrive the team’s camp on Monday as they look to begin preparations for the qualifiers.

The Super Eagles are currently top of Group L where all the teams, which include Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho, can still qualify for January’s finals in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles have eight points, one ahead of the squirrels of Benin while the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone have three points and Lesotho two.

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by BascoVanVeli(m): 4:50pm On Mar 22

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 10:37pm On Mar 22
7 Interesting Things To Know About Squirrels of Benin Republic Ahead Super Eagles Clash


The Squirrels of Benin Republic will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria on matchday five of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers in Porto Novo, on Saturday March 27th.

In their first encounter in the qualifiers, the Eagles came from a goal down to win 2-1 in 2019 in Uyo.

The current standing in the group has the Eagles top on eight points while Benin Republic are second with seven points.


And ahead of this weekend’s clash, Completesports.com’s JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at SEVEN interesting things to know about the Squirrels of Benin Republic.

– First International Match Was Against Nigeria

Benin Republic’s first ever international match was against Nigeria.

Then known as Dahomey, the game was played on 8th of November 1959.

Despite playing at home, after 90 minutes of football the Nigerian team triumphed 1-0.

– Biggest Ever Defeat Was Against Nigeria

Till date, Benin Republic’s biggest ever defeat came in the hands of Nigeria which was played on 28th of November 1959.

Still known then as Dahomey, the French speaking side were hammered 10-1 by their Nigerian hosts.

Also Read: 2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Hit Gym For Benin, Lesotho

– First AFCON Appearance Was At The 2004 Edition In Tunisia

After many failed attempts, the Squirrels of Benin Republic finally qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 in Tunisia.

However, it was not a memorable debut as they were drawn in the same group with heavyweights Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa.

They ended up losing all their three group games (lost 2-1 to Nigeria in last group game) to crash out of the tournament.


– Best Outing At AFCON Was In Egypt 2019

Benin Republic’s best ever campaign at the AFCON was at the 2019 competition in Egypt where they went all the way to the quarter-finals.

After drawing all their group games (grouped with Ghana, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau), they qualified into the round of 16 as one of the third best placed teams.

And in the round of 16, they shocked Morocco 4-1 on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1.

They eventually bowed out of the tournament after losing 1-0 to finalists Senegal.

-Most Capped Player/Top Scorer His Stephane Sessegnon

The player with the most appearances for Benin Republic is 36-year-old former PSG, Sunderland and West Brom forward Stephane Sessegnon.

Since he made his debut in 2004 he has so far gone on to make 83 appearances for his country.

Also he is Benin Republic’s top goal scorer after finding the back of the net 24 times.

-Have Only Beaten Nigeria Once In Their History

In the 15 clashes they’ve had against Nigeria, the Squirrels have tasted victory just once.

The victory came in 2017 during the first-leg of the 2018 CHAN final round qualifiers in Cotonou.

The Beninoise won 1-0 after they were awarded an 87th minute penalty converted by Seibou Mama.

In the return leg played inside the Sani Abacha stadium, the home-based Eagles won 2-0 and qualified for the 2018 CHAN in Morocco.

-Last Suffered Home Defeat Against Nigeria 31 Years Ago

The last time Benin Republic lost at home to Nigeria was in 1990, during qualifiers for the 1992 AFCON in Senegal.

Parading the likes of Alloy Agu, Benedict Iroha, Mutiu Adepoju, late Ajibade Babalade, Friday Elahor and Moses Kpakor, the Eagles won the game 1-0 thanks to a 55th minute goal by Ishaya Jatau.

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 8:50am On Mar 23
Update: Super Eagles Camp Bubbles With 18 Players After Onuachu, Okoye, Aribo Others Arrival


The number of players in Super Eagles’ Eko Hotel camp has increased after Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Tyronne Ebuehi linked up with the team, reports Completesports.com.

Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins and Paul Onuachu also joined the team on Monday night.


The likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze, Francis Uzoho and two other players are still being expected in camp.

The Super Eagles will hold their first training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday morning.

The team will travel to Cotonou for the game on Friday.
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 2:27pm On Mar 23
As at now 23 players are in camp




We are expecting the "Senior. Man" aka Kelechi Ihenach to soon arrive
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by BascoVanVeli(m): 8:33pm On Mar 23

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 10:08am On Mar 24
Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has finally arrived at the Super Eagles camp, ahead of their 2022 AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Iheanacho, who is currently in hot-form for the Foxes, arrived at the Super Eagles camp on Wednesday.

His late arrival was due to a mix-up in his flight itinerary.

This was confirmed on the Super Eagles verified Twitter handle on Wednesday morning.

This means all 24 players invited for the Benin and Lesotho fixtures are now in camp for the two qualifiers.

Gernot Rohr’s men will travel to Cotonou on Friday for their matchday five clash against Benin in Porto Novo on Saturday.

The three-time African champions will also tackle Lesotho next week Tuesda
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by addexx: 1:44pm On Mar 24
I thought it was was Lesotho
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Temptee101(m): 1:46pm On Mar 24
Wahala for yorubas grin


Who will they support now?
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Oleku93(m): 1:53pm On Mar 24
Sleekfingers:



if them born una papa well, make republic of benin beat una.......useless set of players
The correct score is gonna be 3:1. No go bet am sha! I will remind you on Saturday.

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Ndubuisiogbonn8: 1:57pm On Mar 24
what happened in 1977 and 1978 will happen again oo..
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by justicechichex(m): 2:20pm On Mar 24
This kind stadium sef.

Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by WoundedLamb: 2:29pm On Mar 24
Please, where can I stream this match online?
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Skymason20(m): 2:35pm On Mar 24
nah to just play Benin straight win o grin against all does pussy ass super chicken
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Icon4s(m): 2:35pm On Mar 24
robosky02:
Welcome to the official 10 days count down to Benin vs Nigeria AFCON Qualifier




Head to Head


Nigeria vs Benin
Games won: 12
Games drawn: 2
Games lost: 1


Date Match Result Score Competition
14 Feb 1977 Nigeria v Benin W 7-0 International Friendly
14 Jan 1978 Benin v Nigeria W 0-7 International Friendly
17 Jan 1978 Nigeria v Benin W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1979 Benin v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Oct 1979 Nigeria v Benin W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Nov 1979 Nigeria v Benin W 5-0 International Friendly
01 Feb 1987 Nigeria v Benin D 1-1 West Africa Nations Cup
30 Sep 1990 Benin v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations
27 Apr 1991 Nigeria v Benin W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations
04 Feb 2004 Benin v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations
29 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Benin W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations
16 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Benin W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations
Aug 2017 Benin v Nigeria L 1-0 African Nations Championship
19 Aug 2017 Nigeria v Benin13 W 2-0 African Nations Championship
13 Nov 2019 Nigeria v Benin W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations

Our only loss to them was in that CHAN tournament undecided
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by josiahriches(m): 2:49pm On Mar 24
Nigeria pls win for me.


May God grant our government the wisdom to take this nation to her promise land


Meanwhile pls assist with information on this thread


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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 2:56pm On Mar 24
Icon4s:


Our only loss to them was in that CHAN tournament undecided


Honestly. Benin should not pose a problem


Even the record speaks


And current form. Iheanacho aka senior man should just do the job
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by 21stcenturyman: 5:31pm On Mar 24
If only NTA, AIT and Supersport will beam it for us
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 5:52pm On Mar 24
Full House

Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Toearn: 8:30pm On Mar 24
ok
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by BascoVanVeli(m): 8:47pm On Mar 24
Icon4s:


Our only loss to them was in that CHAN tournament undecided


Just like our only loss to Madagascar was at the AFCON lipsrsealed

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Kudducini(m): 9:31pm On Mar 24
If Nigeria no win this match
Make my yansh clap

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by blasterman(m): 7:47am On Mar 25
DONT EXPECT ANYTHING other than draw or loss. this team is mediocre
most of the team is coming from Europe where its still cold, it will take a while for their body to adapt to the heat and thus affect performance.

benin will use half of the chan team
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 3:31pm On Mar 25
Training pictures

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Cousin9999: 4:57pm On Mar 25
cheesy My body is ready.
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by Djangote: 4:17pm On Mar 26
Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by BascoVanVeli(m): 4:28pm On Mar 26

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Re: Benin Vs Nigeria: AFCON Qualifier - 0 - 1 (Full Time) by robosky02(m): 5:17pm On Mar 26
Nigeria will aim to seal qualification for the next Africa Cup of Nations when they face hosts Benin in a top-of-the-table Group L match on Saturday.

Kick-off at Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo is set for 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2).

The standings heading into this penultimate matchday see Nigeria top, though they have only a one-point lead over second-placed Benin. Sierra Leone (three points) and Lesotho (two) complete the quartet.

Nigeria, thanks to successive draws against Sierra Leone in November 2020 – an amazing 4-4 stalemate at home when they gave up a four-goal lead and 0-0 result away in Freetown – missed out on the chance for early qualification for Cameroon 2022, but nonetheless remain strong favourites to book a place at the finals.

In fact, the Super Eagles need only avoid defeat in this clash to guarantee a top-two finish in the group.

Coach Gernot Rohr, who came under fire for the results against Sierra Leone, insists they have put those games behind them: “We have to forget about the mistakes we made against Sierra Leone and we can’t make the same mistake against Benin and Lesotho. The choice for us is to pick the best players and I know our players will have a strong mentality for the matches.”

Benin, meanwhile, did their hopes of securing a second successive Afcon appearance (and a fifth overall) no harm at all when they took four points from successive matches against Lesotho in November 2020, winning 1-0 in Porto-Novo before a 0-0 draw in the return game in Maseru.

The Squirrels will assume pole position in the group if they can overcome their heavyweight opponents, with coach Michel Dussuyer backing his side’s ability to upset the odds.

“We have respect for Nigeria but we also have our assets. We will approach the game with a lot of seriousness and determination,” said Dussuyer. “We know what we have to do. On Saturday our ambition is to win. It will not be an easy task but we have hopes.”

In head-to-head stats, Benin and Nigeria have met in seven previous international matches, dating back to 2004.

The Super Eagles have claimed six wins compared to one for the Squirrels.

The teams’ Group L meeting in Uyo in November 2019 was won 2-1 by Nigeria, thanks to goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu.

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