Onuachu’s Late Header Seals Super Eagles Win As Super Eagles Qualify For AFCON 2022

Super Eagles Of Nigeria

have confirmed their place at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, even before the kick off of their game against Benin Republic in Porto Novo.

This follows a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the early kick-off in Group L.

The result means Lesotho can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Cameroon.

It also means Sierra Leone cannot match the Super Eagles’ current tally of eight points.

The Leone Stars now have four points after four matches, while their hosts have three, with one round of fixtures left.

Gernot Rohr’s men take on the Squirrels by 5pm West African Time.

The three-time African champions are now fighting to finish top of the group.

And also Nigeria ended Benin Republic’s eight-year unbeaten run at home, when they completed the double over their West African rivals, in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.

Paul Onuachu’s late header clinched a 1-0 win in Porto Novo on Saturday.

The Super Eagles had come from a goal down last year to beat the Squirrels 2-1.

However, away from home, Gernot Rohr’s men found it tough, until the final moments of the game.

The three-time African champions had already qualified for the tournament before kick-off, thanks to Lesotho’s goalless draw with Sierra Leone earlier in the day.

With one round of fixtures left, Nigeria lead Group with 11 points, four more than Benin.

Sierra Leone have four points, while Lesotho are bottom with three.

The Eagles host Lesotho in their final fixture on Tuesday.

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