Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi is confident the home-based Eagles will beat Benin Republic and qualify for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya.
The home-based Nigeria team will host Benin Republic today (Saturday) inside the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
In the first leg in Cotonou last Sunday, Benin edged Nigeria 1-0 thanks to an 89th minute penalty converted by skipper Seibou Mama.
Despite the first leg loss, Abdullahi is upbeat the home-based Eagles will come out victorious.
“I’m optimistic CHAN Super Eagles will progress ahead of Benin Republic,” the 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medal winner wrote on his Twitter handle on Saturday.