Benin came away from South Sudan with a 2-1 win on Wednesday as the third round of group qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations began.
West Brom forward Stephane Sessegnon struck the opener on 16 minutes and Benin added a second on 75 minutes. South Sudan scored late at 88 minutes by Bruno Martinez.
The victory lifts Benin to the top of Group C above Mail who play on Friday.
New Fifa president Gianni Infantino was in attendance after he had inaugurated the South Sudan FA’s office.South Sudan’s Vice President, James Wani Igga and other government officials, including the leader of SPLM-IO in Juba, Taban Deng Gai attended the match.