Eagles are no match for Squirrels – Benin fans boast



Ahead of the Super Eagles and therefore the Squirrels Africa Cup of countries Cup qualifier match on Saturday, some fans of Benin Republic’s national team have boasted that the Eagles are going to be no match for his or her team once they bully off at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium, Porto Novo .

Nigeria defeated Benin 2-1 within the first fixture of the AFCON qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo courtesy of goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu after Stephane Sessegnon’s early minute goal.

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Speaking with The PUNCH on telephone, the fans were optimistic that the Squirrels would crush the star-studded Nigerian side on Saturday.

“I am very confident that we are getting to defeat Nigeria on Saturday in Porto Novo ,” Vinabrede Paul said.

“Sierra Leone almost did it right in Nigeria, who says we cannot do this and more so, we’ve tons at stake than the Sierra Leoneans.”

Hungbeji Agosu added, “The days when some countries were considered minnows in football are gone. If there’s anything that has changed in African football within the previous couple of years, it’s the very fact that you simply cannot underrate any team.

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“We know that the Nigerian side is star-studded with players who ply their trades in Europe, but we aren’t scared of them and that we are getting to surprise them here in Benin.”

Husitode Kuton said, “I don’t want to boast, but i’m sure we are getting to beat Nigeria here in Porto Novo . they need tons of quality players who play for giant clubs in Europe but at the national team level, they need not been that spectacular which gives me confidence that they’re certain a shocker.”

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“I wont to have sleepless nights whenever we wanted to play Nigeria, but not anymore. we’ve players who can match the Eagles because a number of our players now play abroad and are within the same class with the Nigerian players,” Vodounon Hunsa boasted.


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