Three-time champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have beaten the group L rival, the squirrel of Benin republic, a goal to nil in Port Novo, to remain the best qualifying team of group L in the ongoing AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
Recall TODAY SPLASH had reported that Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday after Lesotho and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Group L.
The result in Maseru guaranteed the Super Eagles a top-two finish in the section ahead of their top-of-the-table clash away to Benin in Porto-Novo later Saturday.
Nigeria has eight points, Benin seven, Sierra Leone four and Lesotho three. The countries finishing first and second qualify for the 24-team tournament in Cameroon next January.