Nigeria vs Cameroon Live Updates: Super Eagles, Lions battle for quarter-final slot

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.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates

Kickoff is 5.00pm

Super Eagles Starting Lineup Vs Cameroon:

Daniel Akpeyi

Chidozie Awaziem

Ola Aina

Kenneth Omeruo

William Troost-Ekong

Wilfred Ndidi

Oghenekaro Etebo

Alex Iwobi

Moses Simon

Ahmed Musa

Odion Ighalo

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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