The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions are set to slug it out in what has been dubbed the star Round of 16 fixture at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
For many, this tasty clash is coming earlier than expected, but that said a fierce contest is expected as Nigeria and Cameroon engage themselves in another supremacy battle this Saturday.
After failing to pick the number one spots in their respective groups, these eternal rivals now have for themselves a tortuous route as they look to add to their Afcon titles.
While Nigeria boasts of three Afcon titles, Cameroon are looking to double that tally as they are hunting for a sixth African title in Egypt.
With captain Mikel injured and certain to be on the bench, the burden of leadership is on Ahmed Musa’s shoulders.
The youthful Super Eagles team which boasts of the likes of Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Wilfred Ndidi, Ola Aina, Chidozie Awaziem.
Even the experienced Odion Ighalo must all be at their very best to keep their maiden AFCON hopes alive.
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Kickoff is 5.00pm
Super Eagles Starting Lineup Vs Cameroon:
We are underway.. Kick off
Explosive start by Super Eagles
The Super Eagles win the first corner kick
Ighalo flagged offside
The game has started on a high tempo
Poor delivery by Ahmed Musa
Dangerous tackle by Etebo.. Free kick for Cameroon
Seven minutes gone… Nigeria with the better chances but still 0-0
Super Eagles trying to exploit the wings while Cameroon using thier physicality
A chance for Cameroon.. Ola Aina with a crucial clearance
Nigeria with another chance.. Goes away for a corner kick
Cameroon come close with that corner kick
Goal!! Super Eagles with the lead
Odion Igahlo with the goal for Nigeria
This is the first time Nigeria is scoring in the first half in the 2019 Afcon
Ola Aina tries a low shot.. Onana with a save
Thunderous shot blocked by the Super Eagles defence
Thirty minutes gone Nigeria leading 1-0
Free kick awarded to Cameroon.. Though no foul seen
Clarence Seedorf clearly agitated as Cameroon are yet to find thier way back into this game
Free kick for Cameroon but Ndidi heads ball out
Goal.. Cameroon get the equaliser
Bahoken taps in the ball.. Samuel Eto’o in the stands celebrates the Cameroon goal
Second goal for Cameroon.. Njie SENDS Akpeyi the wrong way
Wasted effort by Moses Simon.. Actually deflected
One minute added time
Half Time. Nigeria 1-2 Cameroon
We are back for the second half.. Cameroon get the game underway
Moses Simon with a shot.. But it is way off target
Big scare for Nigeria but they survive that one as Akpeyi makes a save
Cameroon’s Mandiek gets the first yellow card of this game
Ola Aina tries a shot.. its off target
Corner kick for Nigeria but cleared by the Cameroon defense
Substitution.. Samuel Chukwueze in for Simon Moses
Anguisa in for Mandiek as Cameroon also make their own substitution
Goal.. Ighalo makes it 2-2
Another goal.. ALEX IWOBI MAKES IT 3-2
Ahmed Musa pass intercepted
Toko in for Njie.. Cameroon make another substitution
Coach Germot Rohr urging the Super Eagles on
Almost!!, The Cameroon goal keeper saves the ball played by Ighalo
The Cameroon goal keeper Onana rushes out to save his team
Omeruo wins a free kick inside the box for Nigeria
Ahmed Musa ball blocked again
Almost.. Chukwueze has really changed the game for Nigeria
Onuachu comes in for Odion Ighalo
Kunde commits a foul against Ahmed Musa
Another substitution.. Zoa comes in for his first Afcon game as he replaces Kunde
Pensive mood on the Cameroon bench as the time is tickling away
Leon Balogun is coming in for Alex Iwobi
Three minutes added time
Full time.. Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon
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