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2019 AFCON: Nigerian Super Eagles Beat Cameroon To Reach Quarter-Finals

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after defeating the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in Alexandria.

A brace from Odion Ighalo and a strike from Alex Iwobi gave Nigerian the victory.

Ighalo opened scoring for Nigeria on 19 minutes. Kenneth Omeruo played the ball to Odion Ighalo, whose deflected shot from inside the box went past the helpless Andre Onana.

Cameroon came back into the game, equalising on 41st minute to make it 1-1.

Christian Bassogog sent a precise lofted cross into the box, Stephane Bahoken latched on to it and finished with a quick shot inside the right post. The goalkeeper had no chance.

Cameroon went into the lead on 43 minutes. After receiving a pass, Clinton N’Jie unleashed a shot straight into the bottom right corner.

Odion Ighalo scored a brace, and Alex Iwobi got one goal to book Nigeria a match next Wednesday with the winner between Egypt and South Africa.

 




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