Yeovil Town’s Sessi D'Almeida fires Benin Republic past Algeria

The defensive midfielder's maiden international goal was enough to hand Michel Dussuyer’s men victory in front of their fans

Yeovil Town midfielder Sessi D'Almeida scored the solitary goal that helped Benin defeat Algeria 1-0 in their Group D African Cup of Nations qualifying game at Stade de l'Amitie on Tuesday.

After succumbing to a 2-0 defeat against the Desert foxes in the first leg on Saturday, the Squirrels bounced back to winning ways in front of their home fans.

D'Almeida, making his fourth appearance for Benin scored the all-important goal in the 16th minute of the encounter.

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Although, Michel Dussuyer’s men were reduced to ten men after Genclerbirligi’s Stephane Sessegnon was sent off in the 54th minute their visitors failed to capitalize on the numerical advantage as the Squirrels held on to ensure they secure the win which took their points to seven in four games.

The victory has brightened the chances of Benin to clinch a place in Cameroon next year having failed to qualify for the last four editions of the tournament.

D'Almeida who joined English League side Yeovil Town in the summer will be hoping to replicate the form for his club when they welcome Tranmere Rovers to Huish Park Stadium on Saturday.