Benin

Known by the nickname ‘The Squirrels’, Benin will be making their third appearance at the WAFU Nations Cup.

They debuted in the 2010 edition in Nigeria, where they finished bottom of their group after losses to the hosts and Guinea, while their second showing at the 2013 edition in Ghana saw them finish second in their group behind the hosts before losing the third-place playoff to Togo.

This year Benin will battle Cape Verde in the opening knockout round and look to advance into the group stage alongside the region’s heavyweights.

Listed 91st on FIFA’s official world rankings, the Squirrels’ locally-based team come into the WAFU Cup on the back of tough matches against Nigeria in the final round of qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship.

Team Squad

NAME MP MIN G Y R
GOALKEEPER
2 Marcel Souke Djandjinou 0 0 0 0 0
1 Steve Glodjinon 6 540 0 1 0
DEFENDER
20 Dine K. Koukpere 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dine Ramane Adjanakou 0 (1) 30 0 0 0
5 Junior Salomon 5 450 0 3 0
12 Mama Sanni Bah Yere 6 540 0 0 0
5 Nabil Yarou 3 360 1 1 0
18 Paterne Counou 4 360 0 1 0
3 Rodrigue Fassinou 6 510 1 0 0
MIDFIELDER
13 Achirou Agnide Ismael Osseni 4 (2) 306 1 0 0
11 Charbel Codjo Gomez 5 (1) 612 1 1 0
0 Chris Nahouan Charles Tiesso 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ibrahim Ogoulola 5 343 1 1 0
0 Kola Kowiyou Raimi 0 0 0 0 0
11 Komassouni Gaston Houngbedji 2 (3) 263 0 0 0
12 Saliou Idrissou 2 (3) 195 0 0 0
8 Seibou Mama 6 540 0 1 0
14 Wariss Gbetognon Aboki 2 (1) 133 0 0 0
FORWARD/STRIKER
14 Jacques Bessan 3 (2) 304 0 1 0
18 Jules Elegbede 3 (2) 231 1 0 0
10 Marcellin Degnon Koukpo 4 (1) 493 0 1 1
Statistics
WAFU CUP OF NATIONS 2017 TEAM RECORD
  MP W D L GF GA GD Y R PTS
OVERALL RECORD 6 3 0 3 6 8 1 0 0 9
HOME RECORD 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 4 1 3
AWAY RECORD 4 2 0 2 4 7 0 7 0 6
LAST 10
LAST 10: 10 4 2 4 9 12 2 0 0 14
LAST 10 HOME: 4 2 1 1 4 2 2 4 1 7
LAST 10 AWAY: 6 2 1 3 5 10 0 7 0 7
Latest Fixtures & Results
HOME RESULTS AWAY DATE VENUE MATCHES
Niger 2 - 1 Benin 24 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Benin 0 - 1 Nigeria 21 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Niger 1 - 2 Benin 19 Sep 17 Ndoum Stadium Report
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