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In terms of military aircraft strength, Nigeria is ranked 65 out of 140 countries in a 2021 Global Firepower Index, far behind Egypt (10), Algeria (22). Morocco (40), Sudan (51), Tunisia (58) and Kenya (59). But whereas it is generally agreed that Nigeria needs to re-tool, fund, and re-position its military, especially in the face of the spread of terrorism,

Benin’s players initially would not leave the team bus after being told the players who had tested positive were ineligible for the crucial Group L match in Freetown, where Sierra Leone needed to win, while Benin required only a draw for a place in next January’s finals.

This reemphasis came barely 24 hours after he posted on his Twitter handle his dismay at the Super Eagles abysmal performance in the two games against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a double header African Cup of Nations qualifier.

He will be assisted by his compatriots, Sidiki Sidibe (Assistant Referee 1) and Abdoulaye Sylla (Assistant Referee 2), while Bangaly Konate will serve as the Fourth Official.

COVID-19 tests conducted on every player and official of the team returned negative on Thursday evening, further lifting the spirit of the three-time African champions ahead of the Day 3 of the 2021 AFCON qualification series

Speaking at a pre match conference ahead of Friday’s clash, Musa said, ”It is something we all would have liked, to play before a big home crowd, unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic protocol will not allow fans to come into the stadium. But they should not worry because most of us are already used to playing in our clubs without fans and are used to it”.