FT: Nigeria 4 - 0 Cameroon
- Nigeria played African champions Cameroon in Uyo
- The two familiar foes met in a 2018 World Cup qualifier
- Super Eagles are leading the Group B with 9 points after 3 games
Below is the LIVE updates of the clash between 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game Nigeria and Cameroon.
For the match report click HERE.
And it is over in Uyo as Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
The Super Eagles as they meet Cameroon in the return leg on Monday.
Final score, Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon. Thanks for following us. Join us again on Monday.
FT: Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon. Goals from Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho gives Nigeria the win.
87' Super Eagles looking for another goals as Iheanacho creates a chance for Ahmed Musa, but he misses
85' Corner kick for Cameroon, and Zambo takes it
83; Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa comes in for Chelsea star Victor Moses
78' Ogenyi Onazi makes a superb cross inside the box, and Iheanacho heads in a remarkable style
77' Superb header from Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho
75' Goal number 4 for Nigeria. This is a disgrace for African champions Cameroon
74' Glorious chance missed by Leon Balogun, that would have been the fourth goal for Nigeria
73' Corner kick for Nigeria and Victor Moses takes it
69' A good cross from Ogenyi Onazi which locates Victor Moses inside the box, but the Chelsea star misses
67' And Mikel goes out for Agu as Nigeria still lead 3-0
66' Kelechi Iheanacho comes in for Nigeria
54' And its in......Goal number three for Nigeria. What a superb goal
54' Superb counter attack for Nigeria with Victor Moses making the run
53' Former Kano Pillars star Shehu Abdullahi creates a superb chance from the right back, but Ighalo fails to make use of it
52' Free kick for the Super Eagles, and Victor Moses takes it
50' Siani makes a very awful pass to Zambo as Ikechukwu Ezenwa saves with ease
49' Super Eagles goalie Ezenwa saves again to the delight of Nigeria fans
48' African champions are now dominating this game in the second half with flurry of attacks
47' The Cameroonians make a superb run searching for their first goal
46' Second half underway
45' And now the referee blows the half time whistle, and it is Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon. Odion Ighalo and Mikel Obi scored the two goals for the Super Eagles
44' The Cameroonians are now being taught a good football lesson by the Super Eagles as they have failed to show any stuff of being African champions in the last 20 minutes
43' Great goal from Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel
42' Goal.........Nigeria score the second goal in this encounter
40' What a miss from Victor Moses
39' Wilfred Ndidi with a an excellent throw, but Cameroonian goalkeeper comes out fast to save
37' Serious pressure are now on the Cameroonians as the Super Eagles are currently mesmerizing them in this tie. still 1-0
35' What a miss from Simon Moses, Nigeria would have been two goals up
33' What a superb save from Nigeria goalie Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Cameroon almost score
31' Odion Ighalo gets a yellow card for his jubilation after scoring the opener at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium
29' Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel supplies the superb pass
28' Goal......Super Eagles finally get the breakthrough
27' Great run from Chelsea star Victor Moses
25' Nigerian are now livid as the Super Eagles would have been a goal up
23' Goal......and Nigeria score, but the referee signals for an off side
21' Free kick to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Moses will take it
19' Tension is high in Uyo as the Super Eagles fans are shouting for goals, still goalless
18' What a pass from right back Shehu Abdullahi, but Victor Moses was unable to score for the Super Eagles
16' So far, the Super Eagles have not gotten any one on one chance with the Cameroonian goalie
14' Nigeria are now back in this game with superb passes in the midfield from captain John Obi Mikel
12' Great pace from Victor Moses from the right flanks
10' Serious pressure are now on the Super Eagles as the Cameroonians had come close twice in this tie in Uyo
9' Ezenwa saves again for Nigeria
8. Corner kick for the Cameroonians
7' Nigeria's defense lines must be cautious in this game as the Cameroonians are really tormenting them
6. Free-kick given to Cameroon, and Ezenwa comes out quick to save
5. Super Eagles are trying to get back into the game, but their opponents are still dominating
4' Cameroonian are really giving the Super Eagles a serious fight in this game
3' Another strong attempt by the Cameroonians as Siani's shot was well blocked by Ezenwa
2' The Cameroonians are now pilling the pressure on the Super Eagles, and they almost score, but Nigeria goalie Ezenwa saves
1' And here we go at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as Nigeria start the match
Super Eagles players are currently warming up on the pitch, and the tension is high in the Stadium as fans are cheering the Nigerians to go for the win.
Legit.ng's live update start at 5 pm (Nigerian time)
Nigeria vs Cameroon: Ezenwa, Shehu, Echiejile, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Ndidi, Mikel, Victor Moses, Moses Simon, Ighalo
Cameroon XI vs Nigeria: Ondoa, Faï, Teikeu, Ngadeu, Leuko Siani, Zambo, Moukandjo, Bassogog, Aboubakar, Moumi
It is 40 minutes to the kick off of the much anticipated 2018 World Cup qualifying encounter between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
The match will start 5pm Nigerian time at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and Legit.ng is on ground to give you the live updates.
Below is the preview for the match
Reigning African champions Cameroon will take a big step to fight for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket in Russia when they face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo.
Nigeria who are the 2013 champions will be at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium to host their much heralded opponents in what will be an explosive duel today September 1, 2017.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will go into the encounter to pull a surprise in Uyo as they would want to go back to Russia next year after taking part in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup as African champions.
But Cameroon must have it at the back of their minds that the last game between them and the Super Eagles ended in a defeat as they were thrashed 3-0 in a friendly game played in 2015.
Super Eagles will be missing the service of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi who pulled out due to injury, but Nigerian skipper John Obi Mikel has stated emphatically that they will win the match for goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
'I always pray and think about Carl Ikeme everyday, and I have told my teammates for us to win this match for him as we can't afford to lose the World Cup ticket.
''The family of my girlfriend in Russia are expecting me to come for the World Cup, and they might kill me if we don't qualify,'' Mikel explained.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng will bring you live text commentary of the match today at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo starting from 5pm.
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