Paul Onuachu’s strike propels the Super Eagles to a 1-0 victory over Benin, ensuring Nigeria’s AFCON qualification with a game to spare.

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Paul Onuachu scored a late winner as the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Benin 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday night, March 27, in a 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

After diving for the ball during a frantic goal mouth play, Onuachu nodded home in the 93rd minute, snapping Benin’s eight-year unbeaten home streak.

Paul Onuachu

With the goal, the Super Eagles now top Group L with 11 points from five games.

Benin will now have to fight for qualification next week in Sierra Leone, after Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Lesotho earlier today.

 

Paul Onuachu

The Super Eagles will now play Lesotho in Lagos next week, but the game will have no significance giving Rohr an opportunity to test fringe players.

 

 

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