Four things we noticed from Nigeria's 1-0 victory against Republic of Benin
Published: March 27, 2021
Nigeria have joined other big African countries in booking their place at next year's Africa Cup of Nations after the 1-0 win over Benin Republic on Saturday evening. Allnigeriasoccer.com takes a look at the things noted in the game which makes the match between Nigeria and Lesotho a dead rubber on Tuesday. 1. Super Ea...
Super Eagles player ratings : Aina catches the eye; Balogun solid; Onuachu match-winner; Onyekuru sparkles first half; Osimhen constant threat
Published: March 27, 2021
The slim win over Benin Republic ensures that the Super Eagles will be top of the Group L table in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after it is concluded next week. Gernot Rohr's team secured all three points thanks to Paul Onuachu's headed goal in the third minute of stoppage time. Izuchukwu Okosi rates...
'They really pushed me' - Super Eagles striker Onuachu reacts to his match-winning goal vs Benin
Published: March 27, 2021
Racing Genk striker Paul Onuachu was delighted to get on the scoresheet as the Super Eagles ended the Republic of Benin's eight-year unbeaten run at home with a 1-0 victory at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo on Saturday evening. In the third minute of stoppage time, Onuachu on as a substitute in the 69th ...
Republic of Benin 0 Nigeria 1 : Onuachu's last-gasp header seals win for Super Eagles
Published: March 27, 2021
Paul Onuachu grabbed an all important late goal to ensure victory for Nigeria in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo on Saturday evening.The game appeared to be heading to a scoreless draw but the Genk striker towered above his marker to head ho...
'Fantastic Lineup' - Super Eagles fans love what Rohr has done vs Republic of Benin
Published: March 27, 2021
Super Eagles fans have taken to social media to react to the team manager Gernot Rohr has selected to face the Republic of Benin on Saturday evening. The German football tactician has named several attack-minded players in the starting lineup, with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru and Sa...
Rohr makes one late change to starting XI as Iwobi tests positive for COVID-19; Super Eagles qualify for AFCON
Published: March 27, 2021
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has made one late change to the starting lineup for his side's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Republic of Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo. Everton winger Alex Iwobi was supposed to start in a number 10 role against the Squirrels, but has be...
Exclusive : Iwobi, Osimhen,Iheanacho, Chukwueze, Aina start as Rohr picks attack-heavy team vs Benin
Published: March 27, 2021
Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has selected an attack-heavy team for Saturday evening's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against hosts Republic of Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo.The German football tactician has kept true to his word by naming...
Only 200 spectators including officials permitted to watch Benin vs Nigeria at Stade Charles de Gaulle
Published: March 27, 2021
According to a press release by the Fédération Béninoise de Football, only 200 spectators including officials will be permitted to watch from the stands the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Benin and Nigeria, meaning the game will be played behind closed doors, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. The Benin Fede...
Super Eagles players to hold team walk at 1100 hours; why they trained under partial darkness
Published: March 27, 2021
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that the Super Eagles are set to start their final preparations before taking to the pitch for a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Republic of Benin. Based on their schedule for Saturday, the Super Eagle's team walk is scheduled to start in the premises of the...
'We know danger can come any time' - Benin coach wary of Super Eagles strikers Iheanacho, Osimhen et al
Published: March 27, 2021
The Republic of Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has admitted that the Squirrels must be wary of the Super Eagles strikers when they take to the pitch in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday evening. It is all but confirmed that manager Gernot Rohr will hand game time to the most expensive African-born pla...
'You must put in your best' - Sports Minister urges Super Eagles to go for outright win vs Benin
Published: March 27, 2021
Minister  of Youth and Sports Development Chief  Sunday  Dare has charged the Super Eagles to go for outright  win against the Squirrels  of Benin Republic when they square up in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. According  to him" Nigerians are solidly  behind you as you take on the Squirrels  of Ben...
Rohr on training under partial darkness in Porto-Novo, latest fitness update, Super Eagles target vs Benin
Published: March 26, 2021
The Fédération Béninoise de Football have seemingly attempted to frustrate the Nigeria national team, a day before their meeting with the three-time Africa champions. The Super Eagles had a feel of the Stade Charles de Gaulle, venue of the matchday five African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture, but trained under...
Republic of Benin star tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of AFCONQ vs Nigeria
Published: March 26, 2021
The Fédération Béninoise de Football and coach Michel Dussuyer have received bad news ahead of Saturday evening's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Nigeria after it was confirmed that one of the twenty four players invited for the fixture has tested positive for coronavirus. The French football ...
Napoli's Osimhen namechecks ex-Manchester United striker among Super Eagles legends
Published: March 26, 2021
Speaking ahead of Nigeria's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Republic of Benin, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen namechecked his mentor, Odion Ighalo among the legendary players who have worn the Super Eagles jersey in the past. Former Manchester United striker Ighalo called time on his internati...
Snapped : Super Eagles' players and officials arrive in Porto-Novo; undergo COVID-19 tests
Published: March 26, 2021
The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that the Super Eagles' players and officials have arrived in Porto-Novo ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against closest Group L challengers, the Republic of Benin. The players and officials led by manager Gernot Rohr all went by sp...