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Genort Rohr’s Benin Republic grabs first 2026 World Cup Qualifier win.


Jun 7, 2024

By Sharon Ekhiwere

Benin Republic, currently managed by former head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Genort Rohr, grabbed a victory over Rwanda in their CAF 2026 World Cup qualifying match at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Ivory Coast on Thursday evening, platinumnewsng is reporting

The Cheetahs’ 1-0  win over Rwanda has now seen the Super Eagles drop from third to fourth in Group C of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers without yet kicking a ball.

Benin toppled Nigeria and South Africa and moved to second place in the group with four points (same as leaders Rwanda) after a first-half goal by Dodo Dokou secured their win.

Rwanda’s failure to get something out of the game is, however, a blessing in disguise for the Eagles, who must now beat South Africa in Uyo on Friday evening to take full advantage of the result.

A win for Nigeria against Bafana Bafana will take them to the top of the table with five points, one point ahead of Rwanda, who have been at the top with four points since beating South Africa in their second game of the series.

After facing Bafana today, the Eagles have another tricky test against the Cheetahs in Ivory Coast on Monday while South Africa will play Zimbabwe.

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