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Cameroon suffers worst defeat in Super Eagles hands

*Eagles make $40,000 beating Cameroon

In the annals of playing Nigeria’s Super Eagles whether in an international friendly or competitive game, Cameroon, suffered its worst ever defeat in the hands of their hosts who handed then four unreplied goals at the Nest of Champions in the World Cup qualifiers.

The Nigerians who suffered a shock 0-2 defeat in the hands of South Africa at the same venue paraded a very crack team. Odion Ighalo scored the first goal at the 29th minute as he hit the back of the net from an 18 yard shot that beat the Cameroonian goal keeper.

Skipper John Obi Mikel scored the second goal in the 41st minute as he converted the goal from a corner kick played by Victor Moses.

Victor Moses scored the third goal for the Super Eagles. He scored in the 55th minute of the match.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the fourth goal in the 76th minute of the match.

Nigeria remain top of Group B with 9 points, seven more than the Indomitable Lions, who they travel to Yaounde to face in the reverse leg on Monday.

It would be recalled that at a meeting with the Super Eagles, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel reminded them of the significance of the game scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

Emmanuel, who promised to give the team $10,000 for every goal they score against Cameroon, redeemed the $30,000 he promised the Eagles for the three goals they scored against Algeria in the earlier match.

Speaking for the players, Skipper John Obi Mikel apologised to Nigerians for the loss to South Africa in the Nations Cup qualifier, assuring that they are here to make amends.

Head to head between Nigeria versus Cameroon 

Date Match Result Score Competition
26 April 1960 Nig vs Cmr Draw 0-0 Friendly
08 Dec 1962 Nig vs Cmr Win 3-1 Nkrumah Cup
15 April 1963 Cmr vs Nig Win 1-3 Friendly
31 Aug 1967 Nig vs Cmr Draw 1-1 Friendly
07 Dec 1968 Nig vs Cmr Draw 1-1 FIFA World Cup
22 Dec 1968 Cmr vs Nig Win 2-3 FIFA World Cup
22 Jan 1975 Nig vs Cmr Win 1-0 Friendly
17 July 1978 Nig vs Cmr Draw 0-0 African Games
02 Feb 1980 Nig vs Cmr Draw 0-0 Friendly
18 March 1984 Cmr vs Nig Loss 3-1 Cup of Nations
17 March 1988 Nig vs Cmr Draw 1-1 Cup of Nations
27 March 1988 Cmr vs Nig Loss 1-0 Cup of Nations
10 June 1989 Nig vs Cmr Win 3-0 World Cup
27 Aug 1989 Cmr vs Nig Loss 2-0 World Cup
25 Jan 1992 Nig vs Cmr Win 2-1 Cup of Nations
07 Aug 1997 Nig vs Cmr Win 1-0 LG Cup 1997
13 Feb 2000 Nig vs Cmr Draw 2-2 Cup of Nations
01 June 2000 Nig vs Cmr Win 3-0 LG Cup
08 Feb 2004 Cmr vs Nig Win 1-2 Cup of Nations
11 Oct 2015 Nig vs Cmr Win 3-0 Friendly
01 Sept 2017 Nig vs Cmr Win 4-0 World Cup
04 Sept 2017 Cmr vs Nig ??? ??? World Cup

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