NPFL stars targets away win over Benin Republic


Super Eagles B Team have set sights on away victory as they play as guests to Benin Republic in the first leg of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers final round today (Sunday).

The Squirrels of Benin will host Nigeria at the Stade de Matheu Kerekou, Cotonou Benin Republic at 4pm.

Home-Based Super Eagles captain and FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa is upbeat they are ready for the task.

“The confidence is high and we are ready for the task. I think it is not going to be an easy game for us but we are focus and we are mentally ready. We understand success in the qualifiers will take us to the tournament in Kenya next year. They are a good side and they eliminated Togo, we have got this task to make our country proud,” Ezenwa told

Akwa United attacker Ibrahim Alhassan is confidence the CHAN Super Eagles will secure a positive result from today’s game.

“The training and preparation have been fantastic, we have been training for two weeks and I think we have prepared enough for this game. We have also enjoy our stay here (Cotonou) and the weather is favourable. We are not here for jokes and we mean business, I am optimistic we will come out with a positive result,” said Alhassan to

All 20 selected NPFL stars for this encounter were part of the final training session on Saturday evening with no injury news in the team’s camp.

Akwa United midfielder Afeez Aremu said to that the team’s target is to beat Benin Republic in front of the home fans.

“After two training sessions in Cotonou, we now have a feel of what to expect today. The atmosphere will be electrifying, they have got passionate fans and Nigeria have also got big numbers of residents living here. We want to win this game and make the second leg easy for us, but we know it will not come easy. We have to fight and stay focus in the game, we have set our target to earn a positive result from the first leg and avoid unnecessary pressure in the second leg,” Afeez said.


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