Nigeria thrash reigning African champions Cameroon 4-0

Frederick Owens
September 2, 2017

Nigeria's Super Eagles walloped neighbours Cameroon Lions 4-0 to register a decisive win in their bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. The threats however, ceased when Victor Moses who was the chief tormentor teamed up with Simon Moses to make it three in the 55th minute and without a shadow of a doubt put the game beyond the Lions. It's only by the ending minutes of the first half that the tables turned.

Algeria and Zambia are the other countries in the group and play in Lusaka on Saturday, where both seek a first victory of the campaign.

The opener would come from Odion Ighalo who dribbled Teikeu after collecting a pass from captain John Mikel Obi to open the scoring.

Indomitable lions went to their locker room at the end of the first half with dampened spirits.

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The former Chelsea midfielder, captaining Nigeria, scored the second three minutes before half-time with a tap-in from a corner taken by Moses that was allowed to run through by Ighalo's dummy. Things only got worse when Iheanacho sent Nigeria leading with his 77 minute goal, making it four goals to nothing.

He, therefore, urged the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde, on Monday.

He wrote, "I join millions of football-loving Nigerians in applauding our Super Eagles for their skilful and entertaining display against Cameroon".

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