Photo: Eagles enjoying Lagos waterways on their way back from Benin Republic

March 28, 2021
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Eagles are three-time African champions: [email protected] Gawat.

The Super Eagles on Sunday returned to the country after their 0-1 defeat of the Benin Republic in a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

Jubril Gawat, a media aide to the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, shared photos of the team on the Lagos waterways while returning to prepare for another clash with the Crocodiles of Lesotho on Tuesday.

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“EXCLUSIVE: The @NGSuperEagles players enjoying the Lagos Waterways on their way back from Porto Novo, after defeating the Squirrels of Benin at home,” he tweeted on his official handle.

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Photo: [email protected] Gawat.

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Eagles are three-time African champions. Photo: [email protected] Gawat.

Although the three-time African champions had already booked their place in the competition billed for Cameroon before the match, Paul Onuachu’s 93rd-minute winner guaranteed Gernot Rohr’s men a top-of-the-table finish in Group L of the qualifying series.

A fourth consecutive goalless draw in the section seemed on the cards until giant substitute Onuachu reacted quickest when goalkeeper Saturnin Allagbe blocked a Victor Osimhen shot in Porto-Novo.

Nigeria have 11 points, Benin seven, Sierra Leone four and Lesotho three going into the final round of qualifiers Tuesday.

While three-time African champions Nigeria host Lesotho in Lagos with only pride at stake, Cup of Nations qualification will be on the line when Sierra Leone confront Benin in Freetown.

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