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Nigeria B defeat Kano Pillars in friendly ahead of Benin Republic clash

10:59 PM GMT 17/08/2017
Nigeria - Super Eagles CHAN 2016
Salisu Yusuf's men boosted their confidence ahead of Sunday's encounter with the Squirrels seeing off Sai Masu Gida on Thursday

Nigeria home-based senior national team defeated Kano Pillars 1-0 in a friendly match at the Sani Abacha Stadium ahead of Sunday's qualifier against Benin Republic. ‎

Stephen Odey's 14th minute strike handed the Super Eagles a narrow friendly win and confidence boost to confront the Squirrels in the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier.

Having bowed 1-0 in the first leg, final round against the west Africans in Cotonou, the Salisu Yusuf's men face the danger of missing 2018 CHAN.

A win of at least two goals without conceding will see Nigeria book a place in next year's finals in Kenya.