Just In: Super Eagles defeats Cameroon, qualifies to AFCON quarter-finals

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have sent the defending champions, Cameroon out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt, coming from behind to win 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

A brace from Odion Ighalo and a strike from Alex Iwobi gave Nigerian the victory.

Ighalo opened scoring for Nigeria on 19 minutes. Kenneth Omeruo played the ball to Odion Ighalo, whose deflected shot from inside the box went past the helpless Andre Onana.

Cameroon came back into the game, equalising on 41st minute to make it 1-1.

Christian Bassogog sent a precise lofted cross into the box, Stephane Bahoken latched on to it and finished with a quick shot inside the right post. The goalkeeper had no chance.

Cameroon went into the lead on 43 minutes. After receiving a pass, Clinton N’Jie unleashed a shot straight into the bottom right corner.

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