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:

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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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