Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled to take place in Cameroon in 2022.
The team beat Benin 1-0 in a match played at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo with substitute Paul Onuachu, scoring a late goal in the 93rd minute.
Nigeria had already secured qualification for the African showpiece before stepping on the field of play, following Sierra Leone’s goalless draw with Lesotho early on Saturday.
Nigeria has now garnered 11 points to gain an unassailable lead in the group while Benin Republic with seven points can also ensure qualification if they beat Sierra Leone away in their last match on Tuesday.
Sierra Leone, with four points, occupies the third spot on the log. They also have qualification hope as a win against Benin on Tuesday, will see them heading to Cameroon.
Bottom-placed Lesotho with three points are out of the race and will be playing for pride against the Super Eagles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, also on Tuesday.