Ighalo’s brace sends the Super Eagles of Nigeria into the quarterfinals of the AFCON 2019 after beating the defending champions, Cameroon, 3-2.
Super Eagles Re-write History
The Super Eagles have lost three times in an AFCON final, all to Cameroon and they needed to re-write history.
Odion Ighalo opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Nigeria lost control of the game after scoring and Cameroon applied pressure and got the equalizer.
The Indomitable Lions’ push for an equaliser finally paid off in the 41st minute, with Stephane Bahoken slotting Bassogog’s cross past Nigeria’s goalie.
The Match Winning Goal
Clinton Njie fired the Indomitable Lions into the lead a minute before the half-time break. Nigeria final got the needed goal in the 63rd minute after Ighalo fired home an Ahmed Musa assist.
Three minutes later, Ighalo turned provider as he connected Iwobi with a decent pass to send Nigeria into the lead.
Odion Ighalo was adjudged Man Of The Match.
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