Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday 6th of July 2019.
Nigeria’s players celebrate their third goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city on July 6, 2019. AFP) They scored twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 in Alexandria. Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 19th-minute lead, but Cameroon hit back with two goals in quick succession before half-time from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie to take a 2-1 lead.
Ighalo levelled again for Nigeria in the 63rd minute, before Alex Iwobi snatched the winner for the jubilant Super Eagles three minutes later. The win earned Nigeria a quarter-final place against hosts Egypt or South Africa who play later on Saturday.