Ezenwa the Hero as Eagles Book Chan Ticket

Ezenwa the Hero as Eagles Book Chan Ticket

Ezenwa the Hero as Eagles Book Chan Ticket

Nigeria defeat Benin 2-0 and qualify for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship to be hosted by Kenya.

The Super Eagles were aware that an early goal could boost their morale as they wanted to avenge the 1-0 loss at Stade l'Amitie last week.

Yusuf will now favour a more attacking formation of 4-4-2 as against his more favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, which he used in the first leg playoff in Benin.

In the first 22 minutes, midfielder Rabiu Ali found the back of the net as he scored to hand the hosts a deserved lead.

Former junior global Alhassan Ibrahim, Kingsley Eduwo, Stephen Odey and Rabiu Ali combined severally to put the visitors under pressure in the early stages, but Eduwo's weak shot and a poorly directed shot kept the scoreline even until the 23 minute, when Alhassan drifted the ball to the left side and Ali blasted home for Nigeria's first goal.

Benin were handed a penalty and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was alert to make a brilliant save to deny the Squirrels's Mama Seibou.

In the end, both sides failed to create clear cut opportunities as the Super Eagles reached the finals of the tournament.

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