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Bad roads force Nigeria to travel by sea for AFCON qualifier

Nigeria will travel by boat for this weekend’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin after players raised concerns over the poor road network linking the neighbouring countries.

“It will be the best way to go there,” said Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
“Last Saturday, I made the trip and we were flying on the water. It was so quick and calm.” The trip by sea takes around an hour.

Nigeria, who have called up as many as 20 overseas-based stars, will set sail for the capital Porto-Novo on Friday morning.

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The three-time African champions lead Group L with eight points from four matches, while Benin are second on seven points.

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