Cameroon Vs. Nigeria Live Updates: Super Eagles, Lions Fight In Yaoundé

The Super Eagles squad for the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Uyo on Saturday (10/6/17). Bafana Bafana won 2-0.
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The Super Eagles squad for the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Uyo on Saturday (10/6/17). Bafana Bafana won 2-0. 03147/10/6/2017/Chidi Ohalete/BJO/NAN

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Super Eagles of Nigeria are back for a testy clash in the 2018 World Cup qualifying series.

The Super Eagles were the better team when both sides clashed last Friday in Uyo, winning 4-0 at the Nest of Champions.

While World Cup qualification is seemingly out of reach for Cameroon, it is expected that the wounded Lions will battle for pride in Monday’s tie fixed for 6.pm at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in the heart of Yaoundé.

The Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has said he would largely keep his winning team and only make few changes for the injured players.

One of those injured and a major doubt for Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is Odion Ighalo.

Rohr has hinted that either Kelechi Iheanacho or newbie, Anthony Nwakaeme will step in as a direct replacement for the injured former Watford star.

While the Lions have been largely invincible at their home ground in recent times, it is not impossible for the Eagles to shock the reigning African champions one more time, especially when the Eagles know that Nigeria could become the first African team to earn a slot in Russia as early as Tuesday.

If Nigeria defeat the Cameroonians on Monday in Yaounde and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday, the Super Eagles will seal their World Cup ticket with two games to spare.

As we expect another feisty encounter, stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates from 6.pm.


4:23 PM: The Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr has reeled out his starting XI for the game against Cameroon and he has opted to stick with his winning team.

The 11 players that started in Uyo are also starting in Yaounde as the Eagles will again play the 4-2-3-1 formation with skipper Mikel Obi handed a free role.

Kick-off is 6pm.

Eagles starting XI: Ezenwa – Elderson, Shehu, Ekong, Balogun – Ndidi, Onazi – Mikel, Victor Moses, Simon – Ighalo


5:54 PM: The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Super Eagles of Nigeria are back for a tasty clash in the 2018 World Cup qualifying series.

The Super Eagles were the better team when both sides clashed last Friday in Uyo; winning 4-0 at the Nest of Champions.

While World Cup qualification is seemingly out of reach for Cameroon, it is expected that the wounded Lions will battle for pride in Monday’s tie fixed for 6.pm at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in the heart of Yaoundé.

As already stated by the Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, he would largely keep his winning team and only make few changes for the injured players.

One of those injured and a major doubt for Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is Odion Ighalo.

Rohr has hinted that either Kelechi Iheanacho or newbie, Anthony Nwakaeme will step in as a direct replacement for the injured former Watford star.

While the Lions have been largely invincible at their home ground in recent times, it is not impossible for the Eagles to shock the reigning African champions one more time; especially when the Eagles know that Nigeria could become the first African team to earn a slot in Russia as early as Tuesday.

If Nigeria defeat the Cameroonians on Monday in Yaounde and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday, the Super Eagles will seal their World Cup ticket with two games to spare.


6:01 PM:Cameroon with the  Kick off.


6:01 PM:First free kick won by Cameroon.


6:03 PM: First chance also goes fo the Lions but Ezenwa makes an easy catch for the Super Eagles.


6:12 PM: A right wing cross by Andre-Frank Zambo was well taken by the confident Ezenwa who has been kept busy in the opening 10 minutes. Cameroon 0-0 Nigeria.


6:07 PM: Nigeria wins first free kick through Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Moses lobs the ball and it is headed away for a corner kick.


6:17 PM: Victor Moses makes a dazzling run past two players before his intended cross was blocked by Collins Fai. Corner kick to the Eagles. 15 mins Cameroon 0-0 Nigeria.


6:18 PM: Onazi with a rash challenge commits a foul in a dangerous area but the Cameroon fails to make the most of the opportunity.


6:21 PM: The last time Nigeria played against Cameroon in Yaounde was on 27 Aug 1989 and it ended Cameroon 1 Nigeria 0 – Yaounde (World Cup Qualifier)


7:27 PM: Cameroon have more of the ball possession at the moment at 57 % while the Super Eagles have 43%.. 


6:30 PM: Goal!!! Simon Moses.


6:34 PM: Moses Simon with a brilliant shot to the back of the net as the Lions failed to clear their lines.  Ighalo almost doubled the lead but it is still Cameroon 0-1 Nigeria.


6:42 PM: 22-year old Moses Simon plays his club football in Belgium with KAA Gent.


6:44 PM: Another Save!  Ezenwa easily takes a cross from Nsame Jean Pierre.  The FC Ifeanyi Ubah shot stopper is growing in confidence with every passing minute. Cameroon 0-1 Nigeria.


6:49 PM: Half Time: Cameroon 0-1 Nigeria… Moses Simon’s only goal puts Nigeria closer to qualifying for Russia 2018 


6:51 PM: Nigeria could become the first African team to earn a slot in Russia as early as Tuesday (next 24 hours) if they defeat the Cameroonians on Monday in Yaounde and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday.


7:09 PM: Second already started and No changes from either manager at the break, which is not too much of a surprise.


7:13 PM: Yellow card for Leon Balogun for a very rare late challenge.


7:21 PM: Desperate times for Cameroon Coach Hugo Broos .. Double substitution for Cameroon. Aboubakar and Bassogog in while the duo of  Nsame, Moukandjo out.


7:25 PM: Captain Mikel Obi also out for Mikel Agu.


7:27 PM: CHANCE: Victor Moses wriggles at the edge of the Cameroon box before releasing a lob that hit the upright. Almost !!! Still CAM 0-1 NIG.


7:32 PM: PENALTY FOR CAMEROON and it is a goal.


7:37 PM: 75′ Goal!  Vincent Aboubacar …


7:38 PM: Odion ighalo has been pulled out for kelechi iheanacho.


7:43 PM: Ezenwa produces a brilliant save from Aboubacar’s low shot, he recovers to deny Naoumi. The keeper is injured. Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria.


7:44 PM: Onazi is been pulled out for Etebo.


7:47 PM: Five minutes added time.


7:51 PM: Ezenwa on the turf again to receive treatment.



7:54 PM:
another yellow card for Cameroon’s Collins Faï after a tackle on Victor Moses.


7:55 PM: Free kick was taken  by Moses himself but over the bar.


8:00 PM: Final score Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria.



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  • Rommel

    What da hell is going on in that Yaounde? how many extra minutes was given? meeeennnnn !!!! what the bloody hell

    • Sam

      How much did you stake? Lol

  • aboki

    Kudos to Super Eagles of Great Nigeria and more greese to your elbows!
    Nigeria is Russia bound as no one can stop these patriotic kids from a great nation called Nigeria.
    They journey is only being delayed but can’t be stopped
    Hip Hip Hip Hurry!

    • Sam

      Hurray!!!