A massive Africa Cup of Nations (Group L) qualifier awaits at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo as second placed Benin face table topping Nigeria. Both sides are in place to progress to the 2022 CAN but developments in the other Group L fixture between Sierra Leone and Lesotho may still have a bearing in who progresses to the finals.
The ‘Super Eagles’ come into the penultimate game of qualifying unbeaten but have failed to completely impress in the process with Nigeria fans continuing to question Gernot Rohr’s tactics as head coach.
The Benin squad is composed of exclusively of foreign-based players. However, the West African’s have since been rocked by travel restrictions preventing a number of their players from getting to Porto-Novo ahead of two international fixtures.
10 players, including defender Olivier Verdon and striker Rudy Gestede, were unable to travel to Africa with Nigeria also suffering from travel and covid issues with Spanish second tier side Leganes refusing to grant permission for defender Kenneth Omeruo to travel. Nantes also declined to release Moses Simon for the games.
Despite Nigeria having the upper hand in games between both nations (12 wins for the Super Eagles), Benin remain unbeaten at home in the past eight years and given the group situation, a draw would be welcomed by both nations.
What time does the Benin vs Nigeria match start?
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Group L match between Benin and Nigeria will be played at the Charles de Gaulle stadium (Porto-Novo) and will kick off at 17:00 CET on Saturday 27 March 2021.
That’s 16:00 in the UK, 12:00 ET and 09:00 PT.
Where can I watch Benin vs Nigeria?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Benin-Nigeria match is available on here.
United States: beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español.
Is the Benin vs Nigeria game online?
Benin-Nigeria is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
Benin vs Nigeria: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.