FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria’s Super Eagles (4) Maul Cameroon Lions (0)

by Samuel Abasi Last updated on September 2nd, 2017,

Uyo, Nigeria. September 1st: Nigeria walloped Cameroon 4:0 in a Round 3, Group B 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at 5pm local time at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo Nigeria today. With 4 unrelieved goals from Nigeria scored by Odion IGHALO 29′,John Obi MIKEL 42′,Victor MOSES 55′ and Kelechi IHEANACHO 76′ Nigeria sent a clear and unmistakable notice that the Super Eagles have solid plans to be in Russia for the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles walloped neighbours Cameroon Lions 4-0 to register a decisive win in their bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Two of the goals were scored in the first half, while the other two were scored in the second half.

Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 29th minute. Captain Mikel Obi added the second goal two minutes before the break. Victor Moses curled in the third goal outside of the box in the 56th minute and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho extended the score line on 77th minute later having replaced Odion Ighalo in the 61st Minute.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu EZENWA was also solid in goal. Ikechukwu Ezenwa becomes the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet for Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier group stage

Nigeria now lead their group B with nine points. Cameroon have two points. Algeria and Zambia have one point each

Nigeria have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on five occasions, the first being in 1994 where they reached the second round. They made their fifth appearance at the finals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Cameroon have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on seven occasions, the first being in 1982 where they drew all three group games and finished in 17th position.


Photo: Nigeria And Cameroon flags With A Soccer Ball In The Middle

In 1990 Cameroon reached the Quarter-Final stage before being defeated 3-2 by England. Roger Milla at the age of 42, became the oldest player ever to appear in a World Cup finals at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

They have made their seventh appearance at the finals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria Super Eagles vs Cameroon Indomitable Lions head to head

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08 Dec 1962 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-1 Nkrumah Cup

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01 Sept 2017  (today) Nigeria v Cameroon W 4-0 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

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