AFCON: Buhari hails Eagles, asks team to remain focused after defeating Cameroon

AFCON: Buhari hails Eagles, asks team to remain focused after defeating Cameroon

The Presidency stated, "President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Eagles of Nigeria for making progress in the African Cup of Nations Egypt 2019, after a delightful win over Cameroonian football team".

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Pot 5 comprises eight teams who will be drawn into four pairings and the winners of the two-legged ties advance to the second stage as part of pot 4.

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The Saturday encounter marks Cameroon's 84th match, even though the Lions have made two more appearances than Nigeria's 18th at the Egypt 2019 edition.

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr paid the price for resting key players in the shock 2-0 loss to Madagascar, with Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo and Alex Iwobi all returning to the starting line-up.

Rohr recalled the events before Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and hopes the odds will be in their favour again in Alexandria.

Stephane Bahoken was put through on goal after getting to the end of a cross from Christian Bassogog.

Ighalo joined Senegal star Sadio Mane on a tournament-leading three goals and he played a key role in Iwobi's decisive strike on 66 minutes, threading the ball through to the Arsenal winger to side-foot past Onana.

The game turned dramatically before halftime as Cameroon, who had not scored in their previous two games, struck twice in three minutes.

There was still time in the first half for the Super Eagles to nearly level matters.

Both teams last clashed on the road to Russian Federation 2018 with Nigeria winning the home game in Uyo 4-0 before the held the Cameroonians 1-1 in the reverse leg in Yaounde.

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