AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles get new dates for Benin, Lesotho ties

The official dates for the Super Eagles’ last two matches in the qualifying series for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon have been announced. 

Coach Genort Rohr’s men who were originally scheduled to face the Benin Republic national team in their Match Day 5 fixture on March 22 will now battle the Squirrels on Saturday, March 27.

The match will be played in Porto Novo.

Nigeria emerged victorious in the reverse fixture against the Beninoise earlier in the qualifiers.

Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu were both on target as the Eagles came from behind to record a 2-1 win at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

Former West Brom star Stéphane Sessègnon had given his country the lead before the Eagles rallied to secure the victory and maximum points on offer.

The Eagles will round off their campaign with their last match against Lesotho, on Tuesday 30 March.

Already, the Teslim Balogun stadium has been pencilled down to host this game as the Eagles are set to return to the Center of Excellence, a decade after the national team last played a game in the country’s commercial capital.

The Eagles trounced Lesotho 4-2 in the reverse fixture thanks to well-taken goals by Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Osimhen who scored twice in Maseru.

The list of players to execute these two games are still being expected but reports suggest Rohr may make the list public before the week runs out.

In the same way some new inclusions are expected, some high profile omissions are also being anticipated.

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