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