Super Eagles Send Holders Cameroon Home

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Ighalo’s brace sends the Super Eagles of Nigeria into the quarterfinals of the AFCON 2019 after beating the defending champions, Cameroon, 3-2.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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