Benin Republic and Nigeria will be locked up in an intriguing battle when both sides clash in a crucial 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Port Novo on Saturday.
Nigeria top group Group L with 8 points closely followers by Benin Republic who have seven points from four games.
Both have sides will be desperate to earn bragging rights in the West African derby for a place in Cameroon 2022.
Over the years, game between these two sides have produced entertainment, with a total of 42 goals scored.
The two teams have met on 15 occasions, with Nigeria winning 12 games as against Benin Republic’s one. Two matches ended in draws.
Nigeria have walloped Benin Republic 7-0 in two meetings, 14th February 1977 and 14th January 1978.
Benin Republic’s only win against Nigeria was on 13th August 2017 .
Below are the head to head meetings between Benin Republic and Nigeria…
14 Feb 1977 Nigeria v Benin 7-0 International Friendly
14 Jan 1978 Benin v Nigeria 0-7 International Friendly
17 Jan 1978 Nigeria v Benin 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1979 Benin v Nigeria 1-1 International Friendly
28 Oct 1979 Nigeria v Benin 1-0 International Friendly
04 Nov 1979 Nigeria v Benin 5-0 International Friendly
01 Feb 1987 Nigeria v Benin 1-1 West Africa Nations Cup
30 Sep 1990 Benin v Nigeria 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations
27 Apr 1991 Nigeria v Benin 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations
04 Feb 2004 Benin v Nigeria 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations
29 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Benin 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations
16 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Benin 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations
13 Aug 2017 Benin v Nigeria 1-0 African Nations Championship
19 Aug 2017 Nigeria v Benin 2-0 African Nations Championship
13 Nov 2019 Nigeria v Benin 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations