Benin Players Promised $30,000 Each To Pick 2021 AFCON Ticket
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The players of Benin Republic have been promised the sum of $30, 000 each to pick the remaining ticket in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.
The Squirrels, as the team are nicknamed, have qualified on four different occasions – 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2019.
In 2019, they reached the knockouts as the third most successful third placed team, before making the quarter-finals with a shock win over Morocco, but later lost to Senegal.
On 8 February 2010 after the preliminary competition from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the Benin Football Federation dissolved the national team, coach Henri Dussuyer and his complete staff were fired
Each Benin player will receive a bonus of $30,000 if they stop hosts Sierra Leone tomorrow and qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, officials said.
Benin need at least a draw in Freetown against hosts Sierra Leone to go through to the tournament proper.
The Super Eagles denied the Squirrels that on Saturday courtesy of Paul Onuachu’s stoppage time winner in Porto-Novo
Benin now have seven points, while the Leone Stars have four points and a -1 goals difference.
A 1-0 win for Sierra Leone will lift them past Benin on seven points and a better goals difference.
This knife-edge Group L qualifier was earlier moved to Conakry, Guinea, after the stadium in Freetown was banned, but CAF have since rescinded this decision.