Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

AFCON 2024: Nigeria Defeats Cameroon 2-0 To Qualify For Quarter Finals

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-final at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

An Ademola Lookman’s brace was the vital difference between the two teams at the Stade Félix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan.

The Super Eagles were solid defensively and limited the Cameroonians to zero shot on target. Nigeria put away their chances in a nail-biting clash that was mostly on a knife edge.

Osimhen showed brawn, industry and passion, while Lookman’s positioning was brilliant.

Earlier, Nigeria scores through Semi Ajayi’s rebound in the 35th minute after a long press in the opposition’s box

However, the goal was subjected to a VAR review.

The Moroccan referee, Rédouane Jiyed, ruled the goal offside.

Nigeria will play Angola in the quarter-final match billed for February 2.

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