Benin coach Michel Dussuyer Sends Strong Warning to Nigeria’s Super Eagles

Benin coach Michel Dussuyer Sends Strong Warning to Nigeria’s Super Eagles

- Super Eagles will take on the Squirrels of Benin in an AFCON qualifier on Saturday, March 27

- Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has vowed that his side will do everything to claim all three points

- The tactician believes his side can cause upset when both teams meet in Porto Novo

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Ahead of Saturday, March 27, AFCON qualifying showdown against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Squirrels of Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has stated that his side will go all out for the maximum points.

The Super Eagles currently sit atop of the Group L table with eight points from four matches - just one point better than their next foe ahead of the meeting a few days from now.

The either of the teams must win the fixture if they ever want to stand a chance of reaching the finals in Cameroon next year.

And Benin coach is already sending strong signals to Nigeria. He said:

“We have respect for Nigeria but we also have out assets. We will approach the game with a lot of seriousness and determination.
“We know what we have to do. On Saturday our ambition is to win. It will not be an easy task but we have hopes.”

Meanwhile, following COVID-19 restrictions which puts the availability of some players as uncertain, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has finally invited Paul Onuachu for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers.

Despite scoring 26 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for his Belgian side, the German-born handler decided to overlook the lanky striker in his initial 24-man squad.

Onuachu has played nine matches for the three-time African champions scoring one in the process but he has not been enjoying quality playing time under the national team boss.

Squirrels of Benin coach Michel Dussuyer sends strong warning to Nigeria’s Super Eagles
Super Eagles set for Benin showdown. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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The 26-year-old said he is not disappointed with Gernot Rohr, saying he is the coach and his decision is final.

However the Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed via the official Twitter handle that Rohr has extended invitation to the star. earlier reported that Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru came off the bench to grab two goals helping Galatasaray to a 3-0 win over Kayserispor and stay in the hunt for the Turkish championship.

The on-loan AS Monaco star scored his side’s second goal of the encounter in the 81st minute before sealing the victory with another strike right on stoppage-time.

The away win means Galatasaray keep their title hopes alive as they inch closer to league leaders Besiktas reducing their lead to just two points.

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Source: Sports Brief News