2023 AFCON: Lookman Fires Nigeria Past Cameroon, Pick Quarterfinal Ticket


Nigeria’s Super Eagles continue its dominance over the Indomitable Lions Of Cameroon with another comfortable 2-0 win in Abidjan.

The last time Nigeria faced Cameroon was at this stage in 2019 at the same competition and the Super Eagles triumphed 3-2.

On Saturday night, playing at the Felix Houghoet Boigny stadium, defender Semi Ajayi thought he had put Nigeria ahead inside 15 minutes but VAR ruled out the goal for an offside.

After a scoreless half-hour, Ademola Lookman put Nigeria ahead in the 36th after good work from Victor Osimhen.

The five-time champions improved in the second half and pressed Nigeria hard.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali was subbed off in the 79th minute for Francis Uzoho after he sustained an injury.

Atalanta man was the hero again in the 90th minute as he netted the second goal off an assist from Calvin Bassey and the game ended 2-0 in favour of Nigeria.