Nigeria defeats Benin, qualifies for CHAN 2018


Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya after defeating Benin Republic 2-0 in the second leg of the play-offs at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano to advance 2-1 on aggregate.

Goals from Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars and Kingsley Eduwo in the first half and second half respectively sealed the CHAN spot for Nigeria.

Nigeria made their intentions known from the third minute as Osas Okoro drilled in a free-kick which was cleared away by the Benin defence.


Benin were awarded a free-kick following an Ifeanyi Ifeanyi foul on Bah Yere but Degnon Koukpo could not finish off Seibou Mama’s set piece.

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