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Cotonou followers speak robust forward Eagles sport

Some followers of the Benin National staff have boasted of their staff’s probabilities forward of the matchday 4 fixture of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers towards Nigeria on the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Ivory Coast on Monday (right this moment), PUNCH Sports Extra experiences.

Our correspondent spoke to some followers based mostly in Benin’s largest metropolis, Cotonou, who expressed confidence of their staff regardless of being handed the tags of underdogs forward of the fixture.

Romaric Gomez informed PUNCH Sports Extra that regardless of Nigeria’s energy on paper, he believes the Cheetahs will triumph.

“Nigeria has strong players, and they have a reputation but they don’t play football with name and I think Benin will surprise them on the pitch. If you underestimate us, we will win.

“Nigeria have not won a game yet and we have so right now, we are doing better and I believe we’ll win again on Monday,” Gomez stated.

A Cotonou motorcyclist, who gave solely his first title, Fouhaad, additionally boasted of Benin’s adjustments towards the three-time African champions saying, “Benin will win, mark my words.”

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When pressed to say 5 gamers within the Benin squad, Fouhaad couldn’t, solely itemizing three and whereas he talked about some Nigerian stars, like Gomez, he stated, “It’s not star player that will win the game, it’s tactics. Yes, Nigerian players are popular but we can still win.”

A Nigerian working in Benin as a translator, Alade Obafemi, who was our correspondent’s translator didn’t give the Beninese any probabilities.

“Benin can’t beat Nigeria, all these they’re saying is as a result of they’re from the nation. You see that they will’t point out their gamers. If they’ve good gamers, they’ll know 5 not less than.

“Nigeria will win the game easily. I’m only worried because we are travelling too close between the games so we may not beat them too much but we’ll win,” he stated.

Hotel Mel Jomar supervisor, Juanita, who solely gave her first title stated that she thinks Benin will win however she needs winger Ademola Lookman to attain, on account of the truth that they’re each Muslims.

“I want Benin to win and I’ll pray that we win even if Nigeria is a strong team.  I like Ademola Lookman and I want him to score and celebrate but I think Benin can beat Nigeria,” Juanita stated.



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