- Benin will be hosting the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday, March 27
- Striker Steve Mounie explained that they are ready for the Super Eagles
- Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to lead the attack for the Super Eagles in this tie
Benin international Steve Mounie has stated emphatically that himself and his teammates at the national team are ready for the big battle on Saturday against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Gernot Rohr and his wards are already in Porto Novo where they are preparing for the showdown against Benin Republic in 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Squirrels suffered a defeat in their first fixture against the Super Eagles and the hosts would want to seek redemption against the three-time African champions.
It is also on record that Benin have not lost any game in Porto Novo in the last eight years which will make the encounter against the Super Eagles an interesting one.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Steve Mounie who is currently playing for Brest in France explained that they want to beat the Super Eagles.
“We all feel very good, very happy to have been able to travel, to come to the country to help the nation to qualify for the 2021 AFCON.
“We trained well this week and we are ready for this match. The ideal scenario would be for Lesotho and Sierra Leone to play a draw. And that we will only have to draw or win against Nigeria to qualify.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria and Benin Republic lock horns this weekend as the race to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon gradually winds down.
Both teams are first and second on the Group L table with the Super Eagles currently topping the log with eight points, one point better than The Squirrels ahead of the matchday five encounter.
However, 2019 bronze-winning coach Gernot Rohr might have made up his mind on the players who will start the game in Porto Novo on Saturday, March 27, having had his last two training sessions behind closed doors.
The German-born boss has a few points to prove in this game following his side's disappointing outings against Sierra Leone last November where they only picked two from a possible six points in both games.