Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is delighted to see his side end Benin Republic’s eight-year unbeaten home run, reports Completesports.com.
The three-time African champions defeated the Squirrels 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo on Saturday night.
Genk of Belgium forward Paul Onuachu netted the winning goal in the 93rd minute following a goalmouth scramble.
“It was a sweet victory. It really feels good to finally end Benin’s eight-year unbeaten record at home,”Rohr said after the game.
” Even when the goal refused to come, my players remained calm because we already knew the result of the game between Lesotho and Sierra Leone. We had also already qualified for the AFCON.”
The Super Eagles top Group L with 11 points from five matches, while Benin sit second with seven points and Sierra Leone follow in the third spot with four points.
The West Africans will host Lesotho in their final match of the qualifiers on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium , Lagos.