Benin’s striker reveals secret behind Nigeria equaliser

Share our post

Benin Republic striker Jodel Dossou described how his 37th-minute goal leveled the score in their 2-1 historic win over Nigeria during the 2026 World Cup CAF Qualifying Group C Game Week 4 match at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Monday.

the Sochaux II player said he had practiced the move that resulted in the goal at training and was delighted the effort yielded results at the second try against the Super Eagles.

“This style of play was worked on in training. We know that Mounié Steve wins almost all duels. Well, before the goal action, Steve called me and told me that since Ajayi (the Nigerian player) is on me all the time, I’ll have to change my strategy. On the first occasion, he let the ball pass; too bad I missed it. For the second time, I hid behind the defender, and as soon as Steve let the ball go, I appeared and stole the ball from him to equalise,” he said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *