June 10, 2024

2026 WCQ: How Super Eagles’ll defeat Benin Republic – Finidi George

Finidi George

File: Finidi George (right) and Calvin Bassey at the AFCON.

By Ayobami Okerinde

Super Eagles coach Finidi George has revealed that his players will approach the game against the Cheetahs of Benin Republic with every seriousness.

Nigeria, currently fifth in Group C, played out 1-1 draws in their first three games against Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. 

Speaking at a press conference in Abidjan on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s game, Finidi mentioned that his players have learned from their draw against South Africa and are eager to secure a win.

He said, “We are going to approach the game with every seriousness. The match against South Africa, that is gone. We have learnt from it. We just have to get ourselves to have that fantastic second half that we had [against South Africa].

“If we can start that way tomorrow [now today], I think we have a chance.”

The game will be played at the Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, at 5 p.m. (Nigerian time).