Benin Republic forward Steve Mounie says the team is fired up for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.
The Squirrels are scheduled to face the Super Eagles at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Saturday.
“We all feel very good , very happy to have been able to travel, to come to the country to help the nation to qualify for the 2021 AFCON,” Mounie told bjfoot.com.
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“We trained well this week and we are ready for this match. The ideal scenario would be for Lesotho and Sierra Leone to play a draw. And that we will only have to draw or win against Nigeria to qualify”
The Brest of France striker however lamented the absence of fans for the game.
“For us, it is a handicap to play without the fans. We know that they are always behind us and that they support us strongly during our home matches,”Mounie added.
“They are really the twelfth man, not having them with us, we’ll miss that for sure. We hope that they will support us in front of their TV, pray for us and that we will all qualify together.
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