Sports activities News of Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Benin ace Stephane Sessegnon thinks his workforce will cope without having him in their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opening video game towards Ghana on Tuesday.
On their return to the continental accumulating (due to the fact 2010), the Squirrels will confront the Black Stars without the former PSG and West Bromwich Albion attacker who is underneath suspension.
“Benin are undertaking incredibly good,” Sessegnon informed Canal.
“We are keen to deal with Ghana. Each individual player in the group desires to perform the video game.
“It truly is unlucky that I will not be taking part in due to the fact of my cards. But the group has quality gamers to do the position without me.
“We are not favourites against Ghana but we will go out there and enjoy our recreation. We know what we will do.”
Not only are Benin hoping to report their very first at any time gain at the Afcon but to also protected a historic qualification from the team stage.
The Squirrels are at this time devoid of a earn in nine matches played throughout a few appearances at the event in the earlier, their best consequence remaining a 2-2 draw with Mozambique in 2010.
“It truly is likely to be difficult for us, but we are hoping to be picked as one particular of the best third-placed teams following the group phase,” Sessegnon extra.