Nigeria defeats reigning champions Cameroon 4-0


The super eagles of Nigeria on Friday won their 2018 world cup qualifier 4-0 against the current African title holders, Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo in front of a capacity home crowd.

Right from the kick off, Cameroon came in aggressive like wounded Lions and dominated first minutes of the game giving the Super Eagles a tough time.

They closed in twice on the eagle’s goal line but failed to achieve a desired result.

Nigeria gradually found their footing in the game creating chances that paid off when captain John Obi Mikel supplied a superb pass that was converted in the 28th minute by Odion Ighalo.

The goal increased their confidence as they mounted pressure on the Cameroonians scoring a second goal shortly before the end of the half, through team captain mikel Obi.

With just few minutes into the second half, Victor Moses made it 3-0 to the delight of the home crowd in Uyo.

Cameroon struggled to pull one back but was denied by the combination of good goal keeping and defence.

But Nigeria was not done with the indomitable Lions yet as a counter attack resulted to 76th minute goal from Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho, making it 4-0.

Nigeria now has nine points clear of the Group B pack.


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