Kelechi Iheanacho missing as Super Eagles prepare for Benin Republic clash

The Nigeria senior national team had their first training in Lagos ahead of this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic, but Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is yet to join the team.

The Super Eagles play the Squirrels in the Group L fixture, and a win would see them qualify for the tournament in Cameroon next year.

The first leg played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo ended in defeat for Benin, with goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu inspiring a 2-1 victory.

Nigeria lead Group L with eight points from four outings, while Benin are in second place with seven points.


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