- Super Eagles of Nigeria have embarked on a boat-trip to Porto-Novo, the Benin Republic capital
- The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to take the team via waterways to the neighbouring country
- Benin vs Nigeria holds at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo on Saturday, March 27
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have left the shores of the country via the waters as they head to Porto-Novo ahead of Saturday’s showdown with the Squirrels.
Nigeria take on Benin in an AFCON 2021 qualifiers scheduled for the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo.
According to the information provided by respected sports reporter Godwin Enakhena, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick concluded all arrangements for the team to travel on water.
The contingent will return to Lagos on Sunday where they will start another preparation for their game against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Meanwhile, the Squirrels of Benin will need to watch out for Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho who put up impressive displays in Super Eagles training on Thursday.
Iheanacho who scored a brace against Manchester United in the FA Cup and a hat-trick against Sheffield United last weekend replicated such form in their training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
His Leicester City teammate Wilfred Ndidi was also one of the top performers in training along with Villarreal’s winger Samuel Chukwueze.
The mood in the Super Eagles camp changed drastically since the arrival of Leicester City hero Kelechi Iheanacho who joined his team-mate on Tuesday afternoon, March 23.
Kelechi who is becoming famous for his ‘Senior man Kelz’ nickname arrived in Lagos three days after firing Leicester City into the semi-final of the English FA Cup.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Squirrels of Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has stated that his side will go all out for the maximum points.
Gernot Rohr bars journalists, fans From Super Eagles training in Lagos ahead of big battle against Benin
“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.”
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