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Super Eagles get signifcant BOOST ahead of Benin Republic 2026 World Cup qualifier

In what represents a significant boost for Nigeria,  the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier between the Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Super Eagles will take place at a neutral venue.
The 2026 World Cup qualification matchday four fixture, will take place at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in June.

Former Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, now with the Benin Republic team, will have to rally his squad into this crucial encounter vs the Eagles who will be familiar with the environment following their successes a the venue during the last AFCON.

The decision to play at a neutral venue comes after Benin’s home stadiums were deemed substandard by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The Super Eagles have a successful history at the former Ivorian national stadium, having secured victories against Guinea Bissau, Angola, and Cameroon on their way to the AFCON championship final in February.

Currently, Benin Republic sits at the bottom of Group C with just one point from two matches, following a goalless draw against Lesotho. Meanwhile, Nigeria finds itself in third place with two points, tied with Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The highly anticipated match is tentatively scheduled for June 9, just two days after the Super Eagles are set to host South Africa in Uyo.

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