#Reposted @ZenithBank ....Let us rise as one..... @ Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, West Africa
The Benin national football team, nicknamed Les Écureuils (The Squirrels), represents Benin in men's international association football and is controlled by the Benin Football Federation. They were known as the Dahomey national football team until 1975, when Republic of Dahomey became Benin.
Benin took part in the 2008 Summer Olympics, which were held in Beijing, China from 8 to 24 August 2008. The country's participation at Beijing marked its eighth consecutive appearance in the summer Olympics since its debut in 1972, and its ninth Olympic appearance ever.
Benin ben-EEN, bin-EEN; French: Bénin [benɛ̃]), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east.
Benin City is the capital and largest city of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres north of the Benin River and 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos.
The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern-day Nigeria. Collectively, the objects form the best known examples of Benin art, created from the thirteenth century onwards, by the Edo people, which also included other sculptures in brass or bronze, including some famous portrait heads and smaller pieces.
The Benin Massacre of 1897 was a punitive expedition by a United Kingdom force of 1,200 under Admiral Sir Harry Rawson in response to the ambush of a previous British-led party under Acting Consul General James Philips . Rawson's troops captured, burned and looted Benin City, bringing to an end the west African Kingdom of Benin.
The Benin ivory mask is a miniature sculptural portrait in ivory of Idia, the first Iyoba - or Queen Mother - of the 16th century Benin Empire, taking the form of a traditional African mask. Two almost identical masks are kept at the British Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Benin Armed Forces constitutes the army, navy, air force, and national gendarmerie of Benin. For a number of years, the Belgian Armed Forces have had an active programme of co-operation with Benin, offering training and coaching, donating redundant military equipment and using the country for limited military exercises.
Benina International Airport (Arabic: مطار بنينة الدولي) serves Benghazi, Libya. It is located in the town of Benina, 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Benghazi, from which it takes its name.
Benin competed at the 2019 African Games held from 19 to 31 August 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. In total athletes representing the country won two bronze medals and the country finished in 38th place in the medal table, shared with Guinea and Togo.
The Benin's Football team activities page. Related with social media posts of Benin's games and scheduled events. Match records planned for future dates as well as home and away matches. Plan a trip and experience the excitement of the match on the spot!