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Benin coach blasts Super Eagles after loss to Nigeria

Coach of the Squirrels of Benin, Michael Dussuyer has hit out Nigeria’s reaction, after the Super Eagles won at the Stade Charles de Gaulle to secure the top spot in the group.

Dussuyer hit out at the way the Super Eagles celebrated the goal, saying they disrespected his team with their celebration because they had almost nothing to play for in the game, as it was a dead-rubber clash.

Genk striker, Paul Onuachu headed home a rebounded shot from Victor Osimhen in the 93rd minute, to secure all 3 points for Nigeria, and end the 8-year unbeaten home run of the Squirrels of Benin Republic, to secure top spot, but the coach of the home side was not pleased with their celebration.

In a post-match interview, the 61-year-old gaffer said: “I understand emotions can get the best of you, but showing a bit of class means you don’t celebrate so much a meaningless goal like you have won the World Cup.”

A win for Benin Republic would have placed them at the top of the table and would have needed just a draw in the last game to top the group, so, the question is, was it really a dead rubber game, or Dussuyer is just bitter?

Nigeria will take on the Crocodiles of Lesotho in their last game at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, while Benin Republic will be going away to play Sierra Leone at the National Stadium in Freetown.

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