Nigeria will face Benin Republic for a place at the 2018 Chan tournament after the Squirrels dispatched Togo 7-6 on penalties on Sunday at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou.

The second leg ended 1-1, just like the first leg in Togo for a 2-2 aggregate score but Benin came out tops in the resultant penalty shootout to book a date with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Nigeria will begin camping on Monday in Kano for the first leg tie against Benin on August 11 as 30 players invited by coach Salisu Yusuf converge at the Tahir Guest House Hotel from Monday afternoon.

The return leg will be a week later in Kano with the winner of the two-legged tie qualifying for the 2018 Chan tournament to be hosted by Kenya next year.

Nigeria came third in the 2014 edition in South Africa but were bundled out at the group stage at Rwanda 2016 after coming third in a group that had Tunisia, Niger and Guinea.

The Chan tournament is the Africa Cup of Nations equivalent for players who play in the domestic league of their various countries.