Twitter reacts as Onuachu’s late goal ends Benin unbeaten run
Nigeria Super Eagles fans all over the world have taken to social media to express their feelings with many of them appreciating the outstanding performance of the Super Eagles, starting from the backline to the forefront of the team especially the man of the moment Paul Onuachi.
It was a lively start to the second 45 minutes after a goalless draw with series of chances missed in the first half of the game played in Port Novo on Saturday.
Nigeria started on a promising note with Chukwueze close to finding the back of the net. Four minutes later, Mounie got two chances within a minute to put Michel Dussuyer’s side ahead but goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was in control.
At the other end, Osimhen fired in a right-footed shot which hit the post but Sanusi could not find the target with the rebound.
Paul Onuachu’s late goal helped Nigeria’s Super Eagles end Benin’s Squirrel unbeaten home run since 2013.
Reaction keeps coming in following a 1-0 away defeat of the squirrel of Benin republic, in the ongoing AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
Paul Onuachu came off the bench to grab a last-gasp winner for Nigeria as the Eagles extend their lead atop Group L by four points.
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) March 27, 2021
Benin 0-1 Nigeria
– Happy for the goal scorer Onuachu proving his quality at the end.
– Zaidu Sanusi was amazing
– We dominated play and should have scored more than one.
— #BookOfAHundredRhymes (@ChumaNnoli) March 27, 2021
— Ken (@KingKenn_47) March 27, 2021
My mood after the Super Eagles of Nigeria qualified for the African Nations Cup 🕺.
Congrats boys. Cameroon, HERE I COME 👊🏾.
— Dr. Kelechi Anyikude (@KelechiAFC) March 27, 2021
— LASWA (@TalktoLaswa) March 27, 2021
Earlier on Saturday’s outing in Porto-Novo, the Super Eagles confirmed their qualification for next year’s tournament in Cameroon after Sierra Leone played a 0-0 draw with Lesotho.
Nigeria is still Group L leaders with 11 points from five unbeaten games while Benin sits second with seven points and Sierra Leone follows in the third spot with four points.
The Super Eagles welcome already eliminated Lesotho to the Teslim Balogun Stadium for their final qualifying match on Tuesday.