WAFU Cup: Benin, Nigeria set up big semi-final clash 

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Benin Republic and Nigeria will meet in the semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup tournament in Ghana on Thursday, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
The Squirrels of Benin set up the last four meeting with the Super Eagles after beating 9-man Niger Republic 2-1 on Tuesday night at the Nduom Sports Complex in their final game in Group B.
Nigeria secured their passage into the semi-final stages after an emphatic 2-0 win over tournament host country Ghana. Interestingly, Nigeria and Benin Republic clashed in the CHAN qualifiers about four weeks ago with the Super Eagles edging out the Squirrels of Benin after two legs.
Niger took the lead through Victories Adebayor in the opening four minutes. It was a crazy five minutes for the Nigerien side as Mainassara Yahaya and Mahamadou Souley were sent off.
The Squirrels of Benin defender Rodrigue Fassinou leveled scores in the 37th minute before Jules Elegbede came on from the bench and scored a late winner for his side.
Benin Republic finished as winners of Group B with six points, while Niger Republic finished second with four points, same number of points with Senegal but with a better goals difference.
Benin Republic and Nigeria will battle at 4pm, while Ghana and Niger Republic will face off at 7pm. Cape Coast Stadium will host both games on Thursday night.

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