Nigeria Survives Cameroon Scare To Progress To Quarter Final

Nigeria Survives Cameroon Scare To Progress To Quarter Final

Nigeria recorded a fantastic 3-2 win against defending champions Cameroon in the round of 16 AFCON 2019 match played at Alexandria Stadium.

Musa was looking risky and in the 38th minute, he skipped past his marker on the left wing and tried to cut inside past Ngadeu, but the burly Cameroonian defender halted his progress with a well-timed tackle.

Nigeria (three) and Cameroon (five) boast five AFCON crowns between them, but one of Africa's respected powers will exit the running when they duel in the round of 16 on Saturday.

What a three minutes from the Super Eagles!


He was arguably the man-of-the-match from the Nigerian point of view as his striking instincts in the tournament has been brilliant so far.

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr paid the price for resting key players in the shock 2-0 loss to Madagascar, with Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo and Alex Iwobi all returning to the starting line-up.

The Cameroon coach, Clarence Seedorf, said his team paid for sitting on their lead.

Goalkeeper Victor Akyepi made a desperate last-ditch save to prevent a Nigeria own goal early in the second half before the game took another twist.


Cameroon halfway through the first half began playing on the front foot and levelled the scoreline in the 41st minute through Stephene Bahoken, who tuckedthe ball into the net following a pinpoint cross from Bassogog.

Ighalo grabbed his second goal of the day after pouncing on a chested ball from Ahmed Musa in the 63 minute to beat Andre Onana.

Ighalo few minutes later turned provider as he set up Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi who unleashed a low finish to secure Super Eagles quarter-finals berth.

There were no further clear-cut scoring opportunities as the Super Eagles knocked out the defending champions.


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