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Benin 0:1 Nigeria:  Eagles clinch last minute victory

Eagles and squirrels

It was Paul Onuachu’s 93 minute goal that eventually gave Eagles victory when everyone had  concluded it would be a goalless draw.

We had seen the end of the first 45 minutes  that was very quite

There hasn’t been many flashes of super strikes. The Gernot Rohr tutored side are taking things very easy. With the ticket already in the kitty there is probably no need to sweat too much you may want to say.

A couple of goal bound chances ended up over the bar.

What is the take home in the first half, intermittent good blend between Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen plus of course a fine clearance by Onyekuru at some point.

Just in the last minute of the first half fine save from Onyekuru strike  by  Benin Goalkeeper if not the Eagles would have had a goal in the kitty.

Very quiet match if you ask me, may be the boys are waiting to finally shine in the second half.

from all indications this looks like a game that will end goalless. Approaching the twilight of the match the Squirrels decided to play defensive and Eagles equally decided to be cautious .


No victor no vanquished  kind of game the Eagles can return and face Lesotho in another match that promises to be without pressure. That was the submission just before Onuachu scored to change the narative



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