Nigeria qualify for Africa Cup Of Nations finals

Three-time champions Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday after Lesotho and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Group L.

The result in Maseru guaranteed the Super Eagles a top-two finish in the section after an away victory against Benin in Porto-Novo later on Saturday.

Nigeria has eleven points, Benin seven, Sierra Leone four, and Lesotho three. The countries finishing first and second qualify for the 24-team tournament in Cameroon next January.

Benin needed one point from the match against Nigeria to also secure a place at the finals of the premier African national team competition.

The Super Eagles travelled by sea to Benin on Friday after players raised concerns about the poor road network linking the countries.

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe have qualified, leaving seven places to be filled.

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