The Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be going head to head, in a return leg Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier , AFCON fixtures in Port Novo, Benin Republic.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Squirrels goalkeeper, Saturnin Allagbe who plays for the French division 1 side Dijon FC, believes they can push the Super Eagles.
Speaking to OJBSPORT, the Assaba, Mauritania, born goalkeeper said “We have our goal. It is to qualify us. Nigeria are the favorites but we are going to push them around as much as possible”.
Super Eagles have not won their last four games in all competition, with two of it coming in their last two AFCON qualifiers, speaking on the Eagles latest form, Allagbe said “Nigeria’s latest results don’t matter. It’s a great team that will want to relaunch like us” He said.
The three-time AFCON champions, currently top Group L on Eight points while Benin Republic sit second on Seven points.
Super Eagles won the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, thanks to a second half goal by Samuel Kalu. Sessegnon scored first for the squirrels in the 3-mins of the game, before Osimhen’s penalty cancelled the lead.
The Squirrels of Benin in 2019, became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of AFCON without ever winning a single competitive match in their participation history, and will be hoping to surpass this feat if they qualify for the next AFCON in Cameroon.