BENIN REPUBLIC NOW TIE ON POINTS WITH NIGERIA

BENIN REPUBLIC NOW TIE ON POINTS WITH NIGERIA
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BY KUNLE SOLAJA

Ahead of Super Eagles’ clash with Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars later this evening, group rivals and neighbours, Benin Republic have caught up with Nigeria in terms of total points.

Benin played a goalless draw away with Lesotho to put pressure on group leaders, Nigeria. Both are now on seven points. Nigeria however have a better goal difference of three goals as against one for Benin.

That may however be wiped off should the Super Eagles lose by more than two goal margin.

The goalkeeping and the defence line have been a major concern in the Super Eagles who have let in seven goals in three group matches.

Worse still, they conceded four goals in their last match against Sierra Leone, the highest number of goals Nigeria ever conceded at home since 13 December 1959 when Nigeria lost 6-2 loss to UAR (a short-lived union of Egypt and Syria) in an Olympic Games qualifier in Lagos.