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AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria Beat Benin Republic 2-1, Top Group

Nigeria’s Super Eagles yesterday defeated the Squirrels of
Benin Republic 2-1 in the opening Group L match of the Africa Cup of Nations
(AFCON) qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The Super Eagles came from behind to win the encounter after
conceding an early goal in the 3rd minute of the encounter.

Victor Osimhen scored from the penalty box before halftime
to restore parity before Samuel Kalu sealed the victory for the team in the
65th minute.

  Nigeria top the
group following a 1-1 draw played in the encounter between Sierra Leon and
Lesotho in Freetown.

In other matches, Guinea Bissau rattled Eswatini 3-0 in
Group I, Central African Republic thrashed Burundi 2-0 in E, while Malawi ran
away with a lone goal victory over South Africa in Group B.

Elsewhere, Cameroon ended their encounter in Group F with
Cape Verde 0-0, while Namibia overpowered Chad 2-1 in Group A.

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