In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Super Eagles secured their spot in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, triumphing over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon with a 2-0 victory at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan yesterday.
The anticipated tough match for the round of 16 lived up to expectations, with Ademola Lookman emerging as the hero by scoring twice, once in each half, to lead Nigeria to a celebrated win over Cameroon.
The breakthrough came when Victor Osimhen skillfully manoeuvred past an indecisive Cameroonian defender and delivered a precise pass to Lookman, whose composed finish found the back of the net.
As the clock wound down, Lookman capitalized on Calvin Bassey’s well-placed cross, securing his second goal in the match and sealing the Super Eagles’ triumph.
The team will now advance to face Angola in the quarterfinals, following Angola’s 3-0 victory over Namibia in the first match of the last-16 clash held on Saturday.
Recalling the 2019 encounter at Alexandria Stadium, Egypt, where the Super Eagles showcased remarkable resilience, overcoming a 1-2 deficit to secure a memorable 3-2 victory against the reigning champions, the Indomitable Lions.
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