The Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon renew their rivalry tonight albeit in an international friendly.
Though the Lions over the years have been an albatross for the Nigeria national team, the tables have turned in recent meetings with the Super Eagles gaining the upper hand.
The Eagles defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October 2015, and have not lost to the Lions in regulation time since a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Yaounde on August 27, 1989.
With the World Cup qualifiers temporarily on hold, both the Nigeria and Cameroon football officials have opted to keep their respective national teams busy with this double-header friendly.
With his relatively lean squad, the Super Eagles coach is expected to accord some players debut appearances against the Lions.
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The kick-off at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in the Austrian capital is 7:30 pm.
The game underway and still goalless after the first ten minutes
Still goalless between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon
Jamilu Colins takes a throw-in for the Super Eagles
chance for the Super Eagles as Simon Moses directs a pass to Onuachu put the final touch from the gangling striker wasn’t the best
Iwobi looses the possession as he tries to get a long pass through
Super Eagles piling the pressure and the Cameroon keeper makes a save off a well taken shot by Simon Moses
Goal! ⚽ Cameroon take the lead against the Super Eagles
Anguissa with the goal for the Indomitable Lions
Half Time : Nigeria 0-1 Cameroon
First Half Analysis: Nigeria 0-1 Cameroon
The first half was one of two halves as the Super Eagles started very well and could have scored at least one goal through Paul Onuachu in the first six minutes. The Eagles were in control of the game with the Lions content to beat the Nigerian press by lobbing the ball over the midfield. One of those balls was not totally cleared by Ekong in the 36th minute and Zambo Anguissa beat Maduka Okoye with a 30-yard shot.
Gernot Rohr paraded two immobile forwards so even when the forwards were one-on-one, they could not create worthy chances. The second half must see Rohr inject some offensive energy to get back on even terms.
Second half already underway
Full Time : Nigeria 0-1 Cameroon
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s goal in the first half gives the Indomitable Lions victory over Nigeria’s Super Eagles
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