Why Super Eagles Lost to Benin Republic – Finidi


Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George has opened up on why his side lost 2-1 to Benin Republic.


The super eagles had yesterday suffered the loss during its 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.



Nigeria remain in fifth position in the Group C table with three points from four games.


It was the second time the Cheetahs would beat the Super Eagles in 17 meetings.


Gernot Rohr’s men top the standings with seven points.


“We scored a good goal and after that we lost concentration, they got their equaliser and then they got their momentum,” Finidi said during his interaction with media after the game.

“We didn’t defend well the long kick from the goalkeeper and they got their first goal.

“We had control of the game, but we didn’t defend well.

“If you don’t take your chances and don’t defend well in a World Cup qualifier, you pay for it.

“First half was good but for the goals (we conceded), while in the second half we pushed and defended well.”


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