Saturday’s Round of 16 encounter in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has seen the Super Eagles beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2, with an Odion Ighalo brace and Alex Iwobi supplying the winner. This West-African derby was a knockout game, with title-defenders squaring off against title hopefuls Nigeria.
Odion Ighalo opened the score sheet for the Eagles with a goal in the 20th minute, and within five minutes, Cameroon equalised through Stéphane Bahoken and then Clinton Njiés.
“It’s Odion Ighalooooooooooooo!”
— SuperSport ⚽️🏆 (@SuperSportTV) July 6, 2019
Before this game, both teams finished second in their respective groups to set up, with Nigeria tipped to be make a huge statement after scraping past the Swallows of Burundi and the Syli Nationale of Guinea before succumbing to a shocking 2-o loss in their final group match against Madagascar.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) July 6, 2019