Benin Republic close to oust Nigeria, qualifying for 2022 AFCON

Benin Republic is closing on toppling the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON following a 1-0 victory against Lesotho at the Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday.

Benin Republic close to oust Nigeria, qualifying for 2022 AFCON

Jodel Dossou’s 24th-minute goal was all Michel Dussuyer’s men needed to secure maximum points.

Having lost 4-2 at home to Nigeria in their last game, Lesotho travelled to Porto-Novo with the ambition of reviving their fading AFCON dream.

A second successive win for Benin Republic leaves them second in Group L with six points – a point below Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles, who drew 4-4 with Sierra Leone on Friday.

The Leone Stars are ranked third with two points.

Lesotho is bottom of the group after picking up just one point from three outings.

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