By Albert Akota
The Super Eagles have booked their ticket to the 2022 AFCON tournament by beating the Squirrels of Benin Republic. It was a first defeat for the Squirrels in eight years.
Paul Onuachu who came on as a second half substitute got the only goal that saw the Super Eagles cruising to a lone goal win over the Squirrels in their penultimate game in the AFCON qualifiers.
Before Saturday’s kick off at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo, the Super Eagles had already secured their qualification for the next AFCON in Cameroon.
This was because of the result from the other Group L tie in Maseru between Lesotho and Sierra Leone. which ended in a draw.
Nonetheless, the Super Eagles were determined to get a win against their West African neighbours.
The major shock in Nigeria’s line up was the omission of Alex Iwobi from the starting line up having tested positive for coronavirus.