The Squirrels of Benin Republic have suffered double blows as two players Jacques Bessan and Marcellin Koukpo have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the AFCON qualifying game against Nigeria on Saturday.
Both Bessan and Koukpo will play no part in today’s encounter at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo.
However, head coach Michel Dussuyer has called up Jean Ogouchi and Yannick Aguemon as replacements for the duo.
Benin are currently second in Group L with seven points from four games. A win on today’s game guarantees the Squirrels a place in the 2022 tournament in Cameroon.