FT: Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon

Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon

Friday, September 1, 2017
Kick-off; 5:00PM
VenueGodswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria. 

Nigeria's Super Eagles will face one of their toughest challenges in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as they host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Friday.

There is no doubt that the two football power house in Africa need to dig out the maximum points or atleast a point to avoid been completely left behind in the race for the automatic slot in Group B.

Already, the three-time Africa champions sit top of the group table with six points after beating Zambia 2-1 and Algeria 3-1. While the current Africa champions have managed two points having drawn 2-2 against Algeria and 1-1 against Zambia respectively.





Play by play

Full Time! Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon. Nigeria maintain their lead in Group B with 9 points.
82' Sub. Ahmed Musa comes on for Victor Moses.
76' Goal! Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon. Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho connects with Onazi's cross to put the game beyond Cameroon's reach.
61' Sub. Kelechi Iheanacho comes in for Injured Ighalo.
55' Goal! Nigeria 3-0 Cameroon. Victor Moses gets the third for Nigeria. Moses Simon with the assist.
46' Game back on!
Half Time!
44' Goal! Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon. Mikel links up with Moses' corner to make it two for Nigeria.
34' Ezenwa remains solid in goal for Nigeria, stopping Siani's pass.
30' Ighalo is booked for his celebration.
29' Goal! Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon. Ighalo puts Nigeria ahead.
25' Ighalo is fouled by Teikeu who is booked for the offense.
24' Offside! Ighalo is ruled Offside following a free kick from Victor Moses.
19' Nigeria seem to be picking up the pace. Ighalo wins a free kick for Nigeria in Cameron's half.
14' Cameroon continue mounting pressure on Nigeria with another attack from Bassogog.
11' Nigeria Goalkeeper, Ezenwa has been impressive so far. This time saving Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui's header.
8' Cameroon already hitting Nigeria hard early in the game. They've created two chances already.
0' The Super Eagles of Nigeria get the game started in Uyo.

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Preview

Nigeria's Super Eagles will face one of their toughest challenges in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as they host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Friday.

There is no doubt that the two football power house in Africa need to dig out the maximum points or atleast a point to avoid been completely left behind in the race for the automatic slot in Group B.

Already, the three-time Africa champions sit top of the group table with six points after beating Zambia 2-1 and Algeria 3-1. While the current Africa champions have managed two points having drawn 2-2 against Algeria and 1-1 against Zambia respectively.

Friday's encounter will be the 20th meetings between the two teams. In 19 previous encounters, Nigeria have been
winners 11 times, with Cameroon winning four
times and four matches drawn.

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, whose only defeat has come against South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, will be desperate to seal the three points in a bid to consolidate and extend the team's lead on the table.

Despite losing Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi to injury, Rohr will be banking on the full compliments of his European based players to condemned the Indomitable Lions to another defeat at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

When the two teams last clashed, at the Edmond Machtens Stadium in Brussels in October 2015, the Eagles ran away 3-0 winners. Efe Ambrose rose highest in the Lions’ box to nod home a Mikel John Obi free –kick, before Moses Simon
rounded the goalkeeper for the second goal and Odion Ighalo headed the third after a splendid pull–out by Elderson Echiejile.