*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
|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|