Europe Adds to Benin's AFCON Squad Headache
Michel Dussuyer, head coach of the Benin Republic's national soccer team the Squirrels, is struggling to put together a squad for this month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Sierra Leone's Leone Stars. This is largely due to European clubs refusing to release their Beninese charges to play for the national team. Some shine was taken off Nigeria's Super Eagles who dropped a few places after their draw against Sierra Leone in their last AFCON qualifier match. The AFCON qualifiers have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns and travel bans that followed. The AFCON 2022 tournmanent will be hosted by Cameroon.
European Clubs Frustrating Benin Rep By Refusing to Release Players to Play Nigeria
This Day, 17 March 2021
Benin Republic failed to announce their squad to take on Nigeria yesterday as previously announced as most of their players have been refused permission to travel home for the… Read more »
Benin in Disarray Ahead of Super Eagles Clash
Leadership, 17 March 2021
Benin Republic head coach, Michel Dussuyer, is struggling to put together a squad for this month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Nigeria and Sierra… Read more »
'Why Super Eagles Can't Afford to Miss 2021 Afcon'
Leadership, 4 February 2021
Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, Dosu Joseph, has warned the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, to be wary of the threat the Squirrels of Benin will pose ahead of next… Read more »
After Sierra Leone Draws, Super Eagles Drop On FIFA Ranking
Premium Times, 28 November 2020
The Nigerian team maintained its fourth place in Africa on the FIFA ranking. Read more »
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be held in Cameroon in 2022. It was due to played between 9 January and 6 February 2021, but had to be re-arranged due to the ... Read more »
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