Benedict Akwegbu Says Nigeria Should Have Won AFCON 2000

August, 7 2022.

_Recalls Debut against Zambia and 2002 FIFA World Cup_


Ex Nigeria international, Benedict Akwegbu has stated that the Super Eagles should have won the AFCON in 2000, a game he described as an unlucky one.


The London-based ex hitman stated that the Eagles played better than Cameroon in the game but were unlucky not to have won the tourney.


" We were supposed to win that tournament but we were unlucky. We played better than Cameroon but we lost on penalties"


Recalling his debut, Akwegbu said "my first game for the Super Eagles was against Zambia in 1999. It was from there, I took my chances in the team".


Speaking on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Austrian Bomber, as he's called said "that world cup was the best moment of my life, playing against England in packed stadium. I remember all of the players who came in to the team with me at that time; Femi Opabunmi, Eric Ejiofor, Justice Christopher. It is something I cannot forget".


Benedict Akwegbu played 35 times for the Super Eagles, scoring 10 goals in total, between 1999-2005

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