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Super Eagles head coach Finidi George has urged his team to put the disappointing draw against South Africa behind them and focus on the upcoming match against Benin Republic.

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Nigeria came from behind to settle for a 1-1 draw in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matchday three encounter in Uyo, extending their winless run in the qualifiers.

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Finidi’s side is in fifth position in the Group C standings, with three consecutive draws.

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After the game, Finidi acknowledged a slow start but highlighted his team’s improved second-half performance.

“We started sloppily in the first half, but we took over the game immediately after the break and scored,” he told the media.

The former Enyimba coach praised his players’ reaction in the second half but expressed disappointment with the outcome.

“We missed chances, and it wasn’t the result we wanted. We have to get our heads up and work for the next game against Benin Republic. I am not happy about the point.”

The Super Eagles will face Benin Republic at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Monday, a match Finidi’s team will be eager to win to revive their qualifying campaign.

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