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Super Eagles' Paul Onuachu ends Squirrels’ eight-year unbeaten home record

A late strike from Paul Onuachu earned Nigeria bragging rights as the Super Eagles defeated Benin Republic 1-0 in the matchday 5 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The victory meant that the Eagles ended Benin’s eight-year unbeaten home record, which stretched back to 2013.

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The football match took place at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo on Saturday.

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It was also the Eagles first victory in over a year – spanning four games – after they defeated Lesotho 4-2 in matchday two of the AFCON qualifiers in November 2019.

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Nigeria qualified for the AFCON before the kickoff after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played a goalless draw at the Setsoto Stadium in Lesotho.

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