The Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with the Squirrels of Benin Republic in the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers billed to hold in Port Novo this evening.
Super Eagles are first on the Group L table with eight points from four games while Benin are second with seven points. The visitors will need only one point to qualify to the next AFCON.
However, four star players will be missed during the game.
1. Daniel Akpeyi
Kaizer Chiefs and Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi is one player that will be greatly missed when the Nigerian National team face the Squirrels at the Stade Charles de Gaulle.
2. Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon
FC Nantes forward Moses Simon has been in fine form this season for his French ligue 1 side having scored eight goals so far this season in 25 games.
The right winger is another player that will not be available for selection and he will be missed.
3. Kenneth Omeruo
CD Leganes defender, Kenneth Omeruo was not released by his club for the game. The 27 year old player who is known for his good defensive skill will not be available for the game. He will be great missed when the Super Eagles lock horn with the Squirrels.
4. Stéphane Sessegnon
Beninese captain Stephane Sessegnon will be missed in today’s game. He’s one the respected players in the Squirrels team.
The highly experienced 36 year old forward who has represented the host in three Nations Cup will not be available for 2022 AFCON qualifiers.