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Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon

Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon: match report, goals, as it happened

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Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon live: match report

Nigeria edged closer to a sixth World Cup appearance after an impressive performance in Uyo this evening as Cameroon were the victims, totally outclassed by Gernot Rohr's side.

The Indomitable Lions started the better and Bassogog was his usual busy self on the left flank creating danger with mazy runs dangerous balls into the Nigerian box that his colleagues failed to capitalise on.

Ighalo opens scoring

As the game wore on Nigeria grew in confidence and it was a question of time before the men in green opened their account as former Granada striker Ighalo latched onto to a lose ball after a wayward kick-out from Cameroon stopper Fabrice Ondoa. The 28 year forward shook off his defender and unleashed an accurate left foot strike to open the home side's account and from then on there was no turning back for the Super Eagles. John Obi Mikel put the home side two up at the close of the half being alert to fire into the roof of the Cameroon net from a corner. 

Virtuoso Victor Moses

Cameroon pushed forward in the second period and left swathes of open space which Nigeria expertly utilised. Victor Moses and Moses Simon expertly linking up throughout the game and it was this pair who were instrumental in the third goal as the Chelsea player slotted passed Ondoa. Moses turned provider for the fourth with a pin-point delivery onto the head of Leicester City new-boy Kelechi Iheanacho to seal a memorable evening for Nigerian football.  

Nigeria's forward Victor Moses
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Nigeria's forward Victor MosesFRANCK FIFEAFP/Getty Images

Both sides go head-to-head again next Monday and anything short of a win for Hugo Broos' men can see Cameroon say goodbye to Russian World Cup dreams.  

Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon: World Cup qualifying: as it happened

With only the five group winners from round 3 of CAF's World Cup qualifying competition reaching the finals, Cameroon visit leaders Nigeria in desperate need of victory.

Hugo Broos' second-placed side trail the Super Eagles by four points ahead of a double-header that sees the two African giants also go head to head in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé on Monday.

With six points out of six so far, meanwhile, Nigeria know that a win over the African Cup of Nations champions today will leave them with one foot in Russia at the halfway stage in Group B.

Indeed, coach Gernot Rohr admitted on Thursday: "We are exactly where we would have loved to be, with six points from our first two games. It can’t get better than that."

Nigeria vs Cameroon live online: potential line-ups

Nigeria XI: Ezenwa; Echiejile, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Abdullahi; Mikel, Onazi, Musa, Moses; Iheanacho, Ighalo.

Head coach: Gernot Rohr

Cameroon XI: Ondoa; Mabouka, Fai, Teikeu, Ngadeu; Anguissa, Siani, Djoum, Moukandjo, Bassogog; Aboubakar.

Head coach: Hugo Broos

Nigeria vs Cameroon live stream online: betting

Nigeria are the clear bookies' favourites to extend their lead at the top of Group B, with the hosts priced at €1.85 per euro bet to beat Cameroon, who are valued back at €4.50.

Place your bet on Nigeria vs Cameroon here.


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