AFCON: Super Eagles Dump Cameroun, Save Face

Jubilant Super Eagle players

Nigeria’s senior men’s soccer team, the Super Eagles, produced their best performance so far of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament to end the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon’s hopes of retaining the AFCON title they won in Gabon in 2017.

Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie’s goals saw Cameroon take a 2-1 lead into half-time, cancelling out Odion Ighalo’s strike which had put Nigeria ahead in Alexandria, Egypt.

Two goals in three minutes however helped Nigeria climb the mountain and set up a quarter-final with South Africa, who shocked hosts, Egypt out of the tournament.

Ighalo scored a second goal, bringing scores to two goals apiece before the man-of-the-match set up Arsenal of England forward, Alex Iwobi, who tucked the winner into the post, beating Cameroun and Ajax of Amsterdam goalie, Andre Onana, currently the most-highly rated African keeper around.

Nigeria’s win over fierce football rival, Cameroun, seems to have placated thousands of Nigerian football fans, still angry at the upsetting 2-0 group stage lose to soccer minnows, Madagascar.

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