Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu’s goal saved the day
A late goal from substitute Paul Onuachu earned the Super Eagles a victory against the Squirrels of Benin Republic during the 2021 AFCON qualifier on Saturday.
This also ended the hosts’ eight-year unbeaten run at home.
Benin were just seconds away from also qualifying for the AFCON, only for the Genk striker to head home off a goalmouth scramble, according to Scores Nigeria.
The Squirrels will now have to seal qualification Tuesday against Sierra Leone, who drew 0-0 in Lesotho earlier today, giving the Eagles a qualification even before the Lesotho match could be decided.
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Nigeria now have an unassailable 11 points to win the group.
The Eagles dominated this West African derby from start to finish and would have won it much earlier, but for some ill luck and some great goalkeeping by Saturnin Allagbe.
See the moment the Eagles scored against the Squirrels: