CHAN Eagles fall in Cotonou

The Nigerian team were beaten 1-0 by their Beninoise counterparts in a CHAN qualifier on Sunday.

Benin Republic converted an 89th minute penalty to ensured victory over Nigeria in the first leg of the CHAN qualifier.

Despite a decent performance by the Eagles for most part of the game the team surrendered a chance at a possible draw when Aremu lost possession in the box and brought down a Benin player while trying to recover.

The referee wasted no time in awarding a penalty which was converted. The return leg will be played in Kano on Sunday August 20.

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