The stage is set for one of the most anticipated World Cup qualifying games on the African continent.
The Super Eagles are set for a crunch clash against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.
Victory for the Eagles will take them one step closer to their sixth appearance at the Mudial.
Super Eagles start list vs Cameroon (4-2-3-1) Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong – Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi – Victor Moses, Mikel Obi (Skipper), Moses Simon – Odion Ighalo
Both teams are out for their national anthems and the rendition made.
Kickoff!!! Super Eagles take opening kick
Cameroon with the first chance but Ezenwa make an easy catch
First throw-in goes to Nigeria and Wilfred Ndidi takes it
Cameroon dictating the pace of the game presently, the Super Eagles will need to do much better to beat the African champions today
Ighalo brought down and Nigeria wins a freekick taken by Victor Moses but the Cameroon clear fast
Chance!!! The Super Eagles finally looking good but Victor Moses fluffed the well laid pass given to him
First Yellow card to Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui Cameroon
Another yellow card for Cameroon’s Adolphe Teikeu
GOAL!!! Odion Ighalo gives Nigeria the lead in the 28th minute
Yellow card for Ighalo
CHANCE: Moses Simon close to doubling the lead for Nigeria but Cameroon goal keeper Ondoa Frabrice makes a fantastic save
Ighalo on the turf again .. he has received so much bashing today from the Cameroon defenders.
Though it was friendly, the last time Nigeria played Cameroon, the Super Eagles won 3-0.., It is not impossible again today as the first half is gradually drawing to an end.
Leon Balogun makes a master class tackle that draws applause from the vociferous Uyo fans
GOAL: John Mikel Obi doubles Nigeria’s lead 2-0
HALF TIME: Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon
The ‘China Eagles’ are proving their worth in Uyo having been given a chance back in the Super Eagles .. Captain John Mikel Obi of Tianjin Teda has a goal and assist to his name while Ighalo also based in China has a goal. Both Mikel and Ighalo are playing for the super eagles for the first time this year
Second Half Begins ..Cameroon with the kick off
Substitution!! Maxim Choupo-Moting in for Cameroon
Ezenwa with another good save as the Indomitable Lions ask questions in the early part of the second half. Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon