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2026 WCQ: Akanni Rues Eagles Loss To Benin

2026 WCQ: Akanni Rues Eagles Loss To Benin

Former Nigerian international, Waidi Akanni, has blamed the Super Eagles loss to Benin in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers for the team’s failure to build on their early goal lead.

Recall that the Eagles took the lead through Raphael Onyedika’s first goal for his country. But a mistake by Calvin Bassey allowed Jodel Dossou to level for Gernot Rohr’s men.


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In the third minute of added time in the first half, Brest attacker Steve Mounie blasted home in the box as the Eagles failed to clear a corner kick.

Reacting to the defeat, Akanni, who was a guest at Afrosports, stated that the team should have taken advantage of their early goal lad against Benin.

“The starting line-up against Benin was better than the one against South Africa. It’s just unfortunate that after scoring the first goal, the team failed to pile more pressure on the Benin defense.

“Conceeding two goals in the space of 10 minutes is something that should have been avoided by the players.” 

The Super Eagles are winless after four games and sit in fifth position in Group C with three points.

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  • TONY 2 days ago

    You wan carry colonial anthem go play for World Cup?
    No be ogogoro be that?
    Heaven forbid bad thing!!

  • tayo 2 days ago

    They have started with their exclusive interview that can not provide any meaning solution.

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  • moses inyang 2 days ago

    All these former players.You think you can play politics with everything.serial failures

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