Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria Head coach, Gernot Rohr has warned that his staff should be cautious of Benin forward of their essential Afcon qualifier this weekend.
Rohr believes the Republic of Benin might be tough to play towards, alas they’re at present in effective type and have a full squad for the encounter.
Nigeria, three-time African champions will sq. off towards the Squirrels, who’re on a five-game unbeaten run, at Porto-Novo’s Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday.
Michel Dussuyer’s males final tasted defeat towards the Tremendous Eagles of their first Afcon qualifying sport in November 2019.
However at house they haven’t misplaced for eight years and Rohr says his staff should be humble and cautious.
“Benin haven’t misplaced a match for eight years at house, the final time they misplaced was in 2013 so you may think about that we need to be the primary staff to win there in eight years,” Rohr advised reporters on Wednesday.
“It won’t be simple, they’ve an excellent defence, they had been quarter-finalists within the final Afcon. They eradicated Morocco.”
Rohr additionally revealed Benin have all of the gamers wanted for the sport because the nation offered a non-public airplane for his or her stars based mostly in France to make sure they honour the match on account of covid-19 restrictions.
“They’ve a non-public airplane to assist the French-based gamers, what we couldn’t have, sadly,” he continued.
“They discovered the cash to take a non-public airplane and to carry them again by constitution. This was the situation to get the French gamers.”
Nigeria lead Group L of the qualifiers desk with eight factors from 4 video games and victory over Benin or Lesotho will seal their place on the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for Cameroon.