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Super Eagles Nigeria have qualified for 2018 CHAN

Nigeria’s goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the hero of the day saving a 65th-minute penalty.

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Nigeria Vs Republic of Benin play Nigeria beat Republic of Benin 2-0 in Kano (Twitter/Adepoju Tobi Samuel)

The Super Eagles Team B overturned a 1-0 deficit against the Republic of Benin to qualify for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

Nigeria lost to Republic of Benin 1-0 in Cotonou on Sunday, August 13 but qualified for 2018 CHAN after a 2-0 victory at home in Kano on Saturday, August 19.

Rabiu Ali put Nigeria ahead in the 23rd minute after a beautiful build up play from Ibrahim Alhassan and Stephen Odey.

Nigeria Vs Republic of Benin play Nigeria are now through to the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) after beating Republic of Benin 2-0. (NAN)

 

Kingsley Eduwo doubled the lead in the second half when he headed home a cross from Osas Okoro.

Nigeria’s goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the hero of the day saving a 65th-minute penalty from the captain of the Republic of Benin Mama Seibou.

That penalty would have given the Squirrels an away goal to win the two-leg tie.

The 2018 CHAN in Kenya will be Nigeria’s third, finishing third in South Africa 2014 and crashing out in the first round in Rwanda 2016.

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