AFCON 2022 qualifier: Super Eagles to travel to Benin Republic with boat

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said they are considering if the national team will travel to Benin Republic by boat for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Super Eagles take on the Squirrels in Cotonou on March 27.

Pinnick has now revealed that travelling by the sea is one of the options the NFF is considering.

“Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” Pinnick told Arise TV.

“There’s nobody in Lagos that has not been to Ilashe or been to Tarkwa Bay, so it’s the same thing, so what’s the big deal.

“Look at the Lagos boat terminal, it’s one of the best in the world that I’ve seen, so why don’t we use all those things if we have them.

“So it’s just a projection, we have not agreed on it. We are looking at going by road to Cotonou which is our next-door neighbour because even if you want to leave Eko Hotel to the Murtala Muhammed Airport it is half the journey of going to Cotonou, so why do you need to fly and go to Cotonou?”

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