Nigeria’s Super Eagles demolish Cameroon to reach quarterfinals


Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the defending champions, Cameroon 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt,

Nigeria came from behind to win 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals after a brace from Odion Ighalo and a strike from Alex Iwobi gave Nigerian the victory.

Opening the scoring for Nigeria on 19 minutes from an assist from Kenneth Omeruo was Ighalo whose deflected shot from inside the box went past the helpless Andre Onana.

However, 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.