CHAN Eagles suffer 1-0 defeat in Benin Republic

2018 CHAN Qualifier: Eagles lost 1-0 Benin Republic

2018 CHAN Qualifier: Eagles lost 1-0 Benin Republic

Benin Republic has defeeated the Nigerian soccer team which consisted of mainly home-based Super Eagles in the first leg of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier inside the Stade de L'Amitie in Cotonou on Sunday.

Benin Rep. 1-0 Nigeria.

The only goal of the game through a spot kick in the 90th minute after Aremu lost the ball in the box and committed a foul in a bid to win it back.

The Eagles looked content to absorb the pressure in the early stages of the game but ended the first half stronger, carving some chances and causing panic in the hosts' vital area.

The home side dictated the pace of the game from the blast of the whistle but it wasn't until the 29th minute when they came close to scoring.

Benin also had a chance of their own in the 84th minute but goalkeeper Okechukwu Ezenwa did well to save a low shot as the hosts began to pour forward in search of a goal.

Both teams face off in the return leg in Kano on Saturday, with the overall winners qualifying for the finals taking place 11 January - 2 February 2018 in Kenya.

Nigeria are now trailing on aggregate and the next game will determine if they are going to feature at the finals next year, as the victor of the die gets automatic qualification.

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