Tremendous Eagles depart for Abidjan to face Benin after surpassing ugly 64-year report towards South Africa

Tremendous Eagles depart for Abidjan to face Benin after surpassing ugly 64-year report towards South Africa

The Nigeria males’s nationwide group will head to Abidjan at this time for his or her 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier towards Benin Republic on Monday night, Soccernet.ng reviews.

This follows the Tremendous Eagles’ disappointing draw with South Africa on the Godswill Akpabio Worldwide Stadium in Uyo on Friday evening.

The match towards Benin will likely be held on the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the place the Tremendous Eagles earlier had success through the Africa Cup of Nations this 12 months.

Benin, referred to as the Cheetahs, are coached by former Tremendous Eagles supervisor Gernot Rohr, who left his place with Nigeria underneath controversial circumstances.

Throughout the sport in Uyo, South Africa took the lead within the first half with a surprising aim by Themba Zwane.

The Tremendous Eagles responded within the second half with an equalizer from Hatayspor midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, however regardless of a number of alternatives, the house group couldn’t safe a win.

The draw leaves Nigeria with three factors in Group C, behind Lesotho, who lead with 5 factors after defeating Zimbabwe 2-0. South Africa, Benin, and Rwanda every have 4 factors.

The Tremendous Eagles should win their subsequent match to maintain their World Cup hopes alive after failing to qualify for the final event in Qatar in 2022.

The draw towards South Africa is the primary time since 1960 – 64 years in the past – that Nigeria have gone six World Cup qualifiers with out a win.

The Tremendous Eagles’ final win in a World Cup qualifier was a 2-0 overcome Liberia on the Grand Stade de Tanger, Morocco, in November 2021.

Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa have been the aim scorers for Nigeria on the day with Gernot Rohr nonetheless accountable for the Tremendous Eagles bench. Osimhen and Musa usually are not within the squad for the sport towards Rohr’s Benin on Monday.

Since that win, the Tremendous Eagles have solely managed attracts towards Cape Verde, Ghana (twice), Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Head coach Finidi George will look to finish that rotten run of leads to Abidjan towards Benin, an opponent that has discovered no pleasure enjoying towards Nigeria.

The Nigeria senior males’s nationwide group has gained all however two of their earlier 14 clashes towards Benin with no report of a defeat.

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