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Benin vs Nigeria: Super Eagles train behind closed doors

Super Eagles fans were denied the chance to see their favourite stars ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Benin Republic on Saturday as the team trained behind closed doors.

The crucial game will be played behind closed doors as instructed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and fans making plans to see the three-time African champions in training will have to make-do with watching the team on television at the weekend.

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Gernot Rohr’s men need maximum concentration to plan strategy for the match against Benin Republic and they will continue training behind closed doors until they depart for the neighbouring West African state this weekend.

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Leicester City’s in-form striker, Kelechi ‘seniorman’ Iheanaho breezed into Lagos on Wednesday to swell the number of players in camp to 24.

Nigeria are currently top of Group L with eight points, closely followed by Benin with seven points. Sierre Lone sit third with three points with Lesotho are bottom with just two points.

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