Is the Super Eagles defense a cause for concern?
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the Squirrels of Benin Republic in their fifth group L fixture of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
The Super Eagles are top of the group with eight points ahead of the Squirrels sitting second in seven points.
Both teams face off for what could be the decider for who emerges top of the group.
The Super Eagles edged the Squirrels 2-1 in the first leg back in Nigeria in 2019.
The Super Eagles are one of the best-attacking teams in the qualification series.
Striker Victor Osimhen has four goals and midfielder Alex Iwobi has contributed three goals.
It’s in defense that has made the Super Eagles drop crucial points against Sierra Leone on home soil.
The Super Eagles 4-4 draw with the Leone Stars left a scar on Nigerians that this team is not as solid as it looks.
Technical adviser Gernot Rohr has tried several combinations in defense involving Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, William Troost Ekong and Kevin Akpoguma.
Except away against Sierra Leone the Super Eagles have conceded in three of four games which is a cause of concern going into the game away against Benin Republic.