Nigeria Thrash Cameroon In World Cup Qualifier

Sep 04, 2017, 11:31
Nigeria Thrash Cameroon In World Cup Qualifier

"The Super Eagles have done the job here and I bet you, we are not going to lose that match".

Odion Ighalo and Mikel scored in the opening half and Moses got the victory-sealing third on 55 minutes after Nigeria had survived intense Cameroon pressure.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles, who this evening in Uyo, beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4 goals to nothing.

Nigeria's Super Eagles gave a 4-0 pummeling to neighbouring Cameroon yesterday, September 1, 2017, in the build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Russian Federation.

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They meet again in Yaounde on Monday, with Broos admitting there is nothing but pride at stake.

After a nervy opening, the Eagles soon took control of the tie and a brilliant pass from Mikel freed Ighalo, who turned his marker inside out before rifling a left-footed shot past Fabrice Ondoa in Cameroon goal.

Like the coach said, Nigeria's Super Eagles are not yet in Russian Federation.

Zambia and Algeria have a point each and meet on Saturday in Lusaka.

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The Super Eagles advanced to nine points, seven ahead of Cameroon, who host Nigeria in a return game on Monday but whose hopes of an African record-extending eighth World Cup finals appearance is now in tatters.

"I want to make sure we go the World Cup and also qualify for the Nations Cup".

Ghana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, fell behind midway through the opening half when Congo captain Thievy Bifouma scored from close range.

Perhaps, substitute Iheanacho failed to read the script that the Eagles were playing the African champions, and chose to head the fourth from a sublime Ogenyi Onazi pull -out with 13 minutes left.

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"If we had won this game, we would have a chance, but we lost it and I hope everyone will learn from this".