Sierra Leone suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against the Squirrels of Benin at the Stade de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Sunday in matchday two of their Group L 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Jodel Doussu scored the only goal in the 28th minute, two minutes before the half-hour mark, leaving their visitors third in the group as Benin take the second spot behind Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The game against Sierra Leone comes after a 2-1 defeat to Nigeria in the qualifiers opener.
Sierra Leone was without a few prominent names like Mohamed Buya Turay, George Davies and first choice keeper Solomon Zombo Morris.
Benin was the better side in the first half as they dominated from early on missing a couple of chances. However, there no more goals as they hold on to a deserved one-goal advantage until the final whistle.
Elsewhere in the group, Nigeria’s Super Eagles maintain their strong start in the race to Cameron 2021 with a 4-2 away win in Lesotho at the Setsoto Stadium.
The host opened the scoring from a Nkoto Masoabi header to put Likuena ahead before Nigeria restore parity from an Iwobi strike.
Three more goals from Chukwueze and a brace for Osimhen helped the Super Eagles to stay top of the group after two wins in two matches as they look to qualify for AFcon 2021.
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🇱🇸 Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/HRSt3ITD4t
— CAF (@CAF_Online) November 17, 2019
FT Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria. Eagles displayed strong spirit and resilience to take all three points in Maseru from a hard fighting Lesotho #TotalAFCON2021Q #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/Nl78cIq5It
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 17, 2019
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