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Benin 2-1 Nigeria: Rohr’s Cheetahs run over Eagles in Abidjan

Benin 2-1 Nigeria: Rohr’s Cheetahs run over Eagles in Abidjan

Nigeria failed to revive their chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup after they lost 2-1 away to Benin Republic in a matchday four encounter in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Monday.

The defeat means the Eagles are without a win after four games and remain fifth in Group C.

Raphael Onyedika opened scoring for the Super Eagles in the 27th minute to crown a bright start for the Eagles.

Samuel Chukwueze darted inside the box from the right flank before he found Onyedika on the edge of the box and the Club Brugge midfielder fired home an unstoppable shot beyond the diving Benin goalkeeper Marcel Dandjinou.

Benin drew level in the 36th minute, when Calvin Bassey failed to clear a long ball and Jodel Dossou sprinted clear to slot past Stanley Nwabali in the Nigeria goal.

The Cheetahs then went in front in stoppage time through skipper Steve Mounie.

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