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2021 AFCON qualifier: How Super Eagles beat Benin 2-1

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Nigeria football fans were left with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts when the Super Eagles beat Benin 2-1 to kick off their 2021 AFCON qualifier campaign on a winning note.

Fans at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium were shocked barely before they find their seat when the Super went behind after just two minutes of kickoff.

Benin immediately took the lead when Joel Dossou brilliantly goes past Jamilu Collins before squaring for Stephane Sessegnon who scores two minutes after kickoff.

With so many expectations now written all over their faces, fans who have been enjoying matches on Showmax, an online subscription video-on-demand service, began to psych up Super Eagles players with songs and beats.

The players on the pitch got the message and knew they had to rise to the challenge and fight back for an equaliser.

To the delight of supporters, Nigeria got a penalty when Aina did a one-two with Aribo and found his way inside the box, but the defender was brought down.

Osimhen made no mistake when he stepped up to the spot-kick to give Nigeria the equaliser before the break.

For those who already have Showmax downloaded on their devices, it is maximum excitement on the go with as many matches being shown live.

On resumption for the second half, the Super Eagles did not drop the tempo as they continue to trouble Benin’s defence with many questions.

Samuel Kalu got an answer two minutes after the hour-mark with a superb solo effort to ensure Nigeria claim all three points up for grabs.

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