CHAN 2018 Qualifier: Eagles Hunt Squirrels For CHAN Qualification

Nigeria to play Benin Republic in the final round of CHAN qualifiers after the squirrels edged Togo on penalties.

Regulation time at the Stade de l’Amitié, Cotonou ended (1-1), Warris Aboky with the opener for Les Écureuils in the 55th minute, before Togo’s Elie Sewonu leveled scores in the 74th minute to make it (2-2) on aggregate.

Ghanaian referee, William Agbovi oversaw the execution of breathtaking kicks from the penalty mark which eventually ended (9-8) in favor of the host.

The result makes official a second round two-legged tie against West African neighbors, Nigeria, for a place at the 2018 African Nations Championship.

Camping for the Super Eagles as earlier communicated by the Nigeria Football Federation will start on Monday, 24th July 2017.

The Super Eagles’ delegation will depart for the away match at the Stade de l’Amitié, Cotonou, on 11th August, and return to Kano to continue camping for the second leg, which will come up on 19th August at the Sani Abacha Stadium.