Benin Republic head coach Gernot Rohr says his side will go into Monday’s clash with the Super Eagles as underdogs but they will target a win.

Benin Republic will host the Eagles in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on matchday 4 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Rohr’s side will go into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 win against Rwanda which place them in third place on four points.

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For the Eagles, they are yet to record a win after drawing all their three games and are in fifth place.


Looking ahead to the game, Rohr said I. His pre-match press conference: ”Nigeria is a great team. We are the underdogs but we will play tomorrow to win.”

Rohr was in charge of the Eagles from 2016 to 2021 and qualified them for the 2019 and 2021 AFCONs.

He led the team to a third-placed finish in 2019 but was sacked just few weeks before the start of the AFCON 2021.

Also, he qualified the Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.




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