Nigeria 3 Vs Cameroon 2 FT - Eagles Send Lions Home
By Iwedi Ojinmah 8 months ago
FT Piooooooooooom ! Nigeria are through bye bye pussy cats!
66.00 And then Iwobi adds a goal or what we call double barrel in Nigeria........after the sexiest pass ever from Ighalo....................Nigeria has returned the Lions to their cage with a big sharrrap.
63. 00 Ighalo again.......bulala......again Musa is the supplier.......game don enta extra sweet !
0.00 Game back on.
HT - Na wha O ! Nigerian fans are in shock. We were better for 40 mins and then in the last 5...potor potor!
44.00 Cameroon roars back with 2 goals in three minutes. Nigeria in shock. Njie blasts a monster shot past Akpei who looks like he is making Akamu. Choiiiiiiiii pussycat don turn Lion. What a delicious game.
19.00 Ighalo after a goalmouth scramble lays it in. But the true star here was Musa who did not give up........
1.00 Cameroon playing a 4 4 2 so they are respecting the Eagles attack.
0.00 Pioooommmmmm game on.
-0.00 Game is about to go on now. Nigeria in their white trimmed kits and the Lions in their 2nd kit yellow over red over red socks. Kick-off shortly. Ref from Botswana.
Dispatches from Egypt:
Nigeria with 5 changes.
We don dey tell unna since say wahala dey - some gree hear - others just dey form. Well for dose wey no understand wetin dey happen and say this game no be regular Ludo see as even Naija Indomie dey rack with Cameroon dia own.
One a serious note. News reaching us from the Lions' dressing room is that Clarence Seedorf wants forward Karl Toko Ekambi to rediscover his La Liga form Ekambi was the leading Villarreal scorer in the Spanish top flight last season with 10 goals but has failed to find the net for the Indomitable Lions in three group matches. Seedorf tried various attack combinations, all including Ekambi, but after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau, the defending champions were held to 0-0 draws by Ghana and Benin. We expect a certain Ndid to be introducing himself shortly.
All is now set for kick-off. Right now na Naija Gala and Alomo we dey rock.
The fans have started to arrive. The buses bringing people from near and far contributing to the sights and sounds of Afcon 2019. Trumpets are being fine-tuned in the Nigerian corner as well as in the Cameroonian. Manu Dibango is about to jam with Fela so musically it's all good.
Not so on the field.
There it will be all war.
We are within hours of the big game.
They might have failed to beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles in 18 of their last 22 meetings across all competitions, but holders Cameroon will be looking beyond that grim statistic when they take on neighbours Nigeria in a round of 16 clash in Alexandria on Saturday. Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana is optimistic saying" I expect a strong game and very tough. It will be a battle of equals and we just have to show we are stronger than them. I was born ready for such games and I don’t fear facing anyone. We lost against them before but that’s in the past. I am confident about the present."
What Others Said:
“The game will be difficult no doubt, but we will give everything to it too. We do not want to end the tournament at this stage and we do not want to go home now. We will approach the game like our final game." Wilfred Ndidi
“We expect the very best Nigeria because they have shown at the World Cup and during the qualifiers that they are a good team, so we expect them to be much improved against us and we have to be ready,” Clarence Seedorf
Date: Today, Saturday, July 6th
Venue: Alexandria Stadium
TV: NTA, SuperSport
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- Saturday's tie will be the seventh AFCON encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon.
- Nigeria has won six of their last seven AFCON games, the only exception being against Madagascar in their most recent fixture.
- Cameroon is unbeaten in their last nine games in the AFCON, their joint-longest such streak in the tournament.
- Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo is the player who registered the most recoveries in the group stage.
- Cameroon's last eight AFCON goals have been scored from the 59th minute onwards.
Nigeria knows they must correct mistakes made against Madagascar ahead of Round of 16 match against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nation. Nigeria must learn from the mistakes they made against Madagascar as they head into their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie with reigning champions Cameroon, according to coach Gernot Rohr.
The Super Eagles slipped to a surprise 2-0 defeat to Barea in their final Group B game, with the AFCON debutants finishing top of the pool. Leon Balogun was at fault for Madagascar's opening goal as he was robbed of possession, and the defeat set up a contest against Cameroon in the last 16.
Rohr wants his side to cut out such errors, but added Nigeria can use the defeat as extra motivation ahead of Saturday's encounter in Alexandria."I'm scared of us committing individual errors and I hope we won't have individual errors again that will cost us," Rohr told a news conference
"The match against Madagascar was a little deceptive, but we and the fans have learnt to be humble.
"The loss was a lesson we'll all learn from. I trust my team. We'll prove to Nigerian fans that the last game was just a mistake.
"There were changes in the team to play some players and keep them in the rhythm of the competition, but now the best team have to start against Cameroon to do their best and make Nigeria proud."
Cameroon finished second behind Ghana in Group F and are yet to concede a goal in the competition, though they have only netted twice themselves. And coach Clarence Seedorf knows the Indomitable Lions must be at their best to see off another of the tournament favourites.
"It is not new to us, trying to win. It's normal for us," Seedorf told reporters."Our team is good, yet Nigeria is also a big team. All we have to do is perform well and see where it leads us.
The cat and bird family are about to renew their age-old rivalry.
This time it will be between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in the upcoming Round of 16 at Afcon 2019.
Fans of both teams are wary of each other and have a deep respect for their opponent and rightfully so because both teams have been at each other's throats for as long as one can remember.
While the West Africans hold the edge in Head to Head play beating the Central Africans 11 times, drawing 7 and only losing 4 out of the 22 times they have met Nigeria's four losses have been monumental.
Cameroon won three of the five AFCON titles after beating Nigeria in the final match. In 1984, the Lions triumphed 3-1, in 1988 it was 1-0 and in 2000, which was hosted in Nigeria, the Indomitable Lions broke Nigerian hearts after prevailing on penalties.
Nigeria started with two 1-0 victories over Burundi and Guinea before succumbing to a shock 2-0 defeat to debutants Madagascar.
Cameroon, on the other hand, started brightly with an impressive 2-0 victory against Guinea Bissau, before following up with two 0-0 draws against Ghana and Benin.
By coming second in their respective groups, Nigeria and Cameroon will have to take the tough route if they are to add to their combined haul of eight AFCON titles, with hosts and seven-time champions Egypt a probable opponent of this tie in the quarter-finals.