2018 CHAN Qualifier: Benin Republic Pip Nigeria 1-0 In Cotonou

The home base Super Eagles of Nigeria have narrowly lost to Benin Republic 1-0, in the 2018 CHAN qualifier in Cotonou on Sunday.

The coach Salisu Yusuf led team was on the verge of a valuable away draw before Mama Seibou converted a 90th-minute penalty to hand The Squirrels a first leg advantage.

Nigeria’s Orji Kalu Okogbue will not be available for the second leg in Kano, as the defender furiously confronted the referee after full time to express his displeasure at the match official’s decision to award a penalty, a gesture that earned him his second caution of the game.

Nigeria will now host the Benin Republic in Kano next Saturday for the second leg.