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Benin were frustrated by Guinea-Bissau, who held them to a 0-0 draw in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group F match at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt on Saturday night.

The draw saw the Squirrels climb up to second place on the group standings with one game left, while the African Wild Dogs remained fourth on the table.

The Squirrels were the better side in the opening stages of the game as they looked to grab an early goal against the African Wild Dogs.Mickael Pote, who scored a brace against Ghana on Tuesday, had a chance to open the scoring as early as the fourth minute, but the midfielder placed his header over the crossbar.

Pote’s teammate Steve Mounie, who is based in England, was proving a handful for the Guinea-Bissau defence, which was led by Fulham FC defender Marcelo Djalo.

Mounie was sent through on goal by Jordan Adeoti’s delightful pass in the 37th minute, but the former’s low shot was well-saved by Jonas Mendes in Guinea-Bissau goal.

By Ian Dei

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