Friday, 28 July 2017

2018 Chan Qualifier

Nigeria will confront Benin Republic for a place at the 2018 Chan competition after the Squirrels dispatched Togo 7-6 on punishments on Sunday at the Stade de l'Amitie in Cotonou.

The second leg finished 1-1, much the same as the principal leg in Togo for a 2-2 total score yet Benin turned out tops in the resultant punishment shootout to book a date with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Nigeria will start outdoors on Monday in Kano for the main leg tie against Benin on August 11 as 30 players welcomed by mentor Salisu Yusuf join at the Tahir Guest House Hotel from Monday evening.

The arrival leg will be seven days after the fact in Kano with the champ of the two-legged tie fitting the bill for the 2018 Chan competition to be facilitated by Kenya one year from now.

Nigeria came third in the 2014 version in South Africa yet were packaged out at the gathering stage at Rwanda 2016 in the wake of coming third in a gathering that had Tunisia, Niger and Guinea.

The Chan competition is the Africa Cup of Nations comparable for players who play in the residential association of their different nations


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