HT: Nigeria 1-1 Benin, Super Eagles come from behind to draw level

HT: Nigeria 1-1 Benin, Super Eagles come from behind to draw level

Nigeria and Benin are playing a 1-1 draw at the end of 45 minutes of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Stephane Sessegnon put Benin ahead after just two minutes of kickoff but a Victor Osimhen penalty put Nigeria on level terms before the half-time whistle was sounded.

With the game lacking proper television coverage fans outside the stadium were disappointed not to be able to see the game on cable TV.

Benin immediately took the lead when Joel Dossou brilliantly goes past Jamilu Collins before squaring for Stephane Sessegnon who scores two minutes after kickoff.

Samuel Chukwueze with his first contribution of the game in the 8th minute skips past his marker but his square pass evades everyone inside the box.

As Nigeria gradually working their way into the game, Alex Iwobi sets up Ola Aina whose left-footed effort is well saved by Benin GK Farnolle.

As the first half entered it's final five minutes, Victor Osimhen with a brilliant hold-up play before releasing Samuel Chukwueze. The Villarreal starlet's attempt to find the top corner comes off the crossbar and into safety.

Nigeria got a penalty when Aina did a one-two with Aribo and found his way inside the box, but the defender was brought down.

Osimhen made no mistake when he stepped up to the spot-kick to give Nigeria the equaliser before the break.

At half-time, it's Nigeria 1-1 Benin.