After a hard-fought goalless draw against Sierra Leone at the substandard Siaka Stephens Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Super Eagles of Nigeria on the morning of Wednesday, November 18, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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Despite two draws from the two-leg encounter, Nigeria still top Group L of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and is being trailed by the Republic of Benin who occupies the second spot with seven points from four games, one game behind the Super Eagles on eight points. The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone sit third on the group with three points, while Lesotho is bottom on the log with two points from four games.
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A win in Benin City during the first leg on Friday, November 13, and yesterday’s draw could have guaranteed Nigeria an early spot at the 2022 AFCON in Cameroun, but both draws which translate to just two points out of six now leaves the three-time African champions with the need to secure three points from their last two games to book their ticket to Cameroun.
Nigeria will face Benin Republic in what would be the Super Eagles’ fifth qualifier match on March 22, 2021, in Benin Republic, and would complete the qualifiers with a home game against Lesotho on March 30, 2021.
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