AFCON 2023: Epic Battle as Nigeria's Super Eagles Face Cameroon in Round of 16, Match Date Announced

AFCON 2023: Epic Battle as Nigeria's Super Eagles Face Cameroon in Round of 16, Match Date Announced

  • Nigeria will play Cameroon in the round of 16 of the AFCON 2023 at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny on Saturday, January 27
  • recalls that on Friday, January 22, Nigeria needed an own goal to beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 and secure a place in the knockout stage of the tournament
  • On the other hand, Cameroon scored twice with time ticking away on Tuesday, January 23, to collect a dramatic 3-2 win over Gambia, to secure an AFCON last-16 place, and eliminate Ghana from the tournament journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering sports and football

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16. reports that the fixture was confirmed after Cameroon saw off the challenge of Gambia in their last group game on Tuesday evening, January 23.

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Cameroon is Nigeria's next opponent at AFCON 2023. Photo credit: Nigeria Super Eagles
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The match between Nigeria and Cameroon will take place on Saturday, January 27.

The last time the two giants met at the AFCON was in the 2019 edition in Egypt when the Super Eagles defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-2 in the round of 16 en route to their third-place finish.

Nigeria and Cameroon have met 25 times, with the former enjoying a better head-to-head record of 12 wins and 8 draws.

Stakeholder lauds Tinubu for approving outstanding payments

Meanwhile, reacting to the decision of President Bola Tinubu to approve N12 billion to clear owed salaries of Nigerian national teams, Chidiebere Anugwolu, a sports business and media expert, said the payment running up to 15 months is "a good move". But the US-based media practitioner expressed hope that the fund will be properly disbursed.

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Anugwolu told

“Good move from the presidency. However, there are lots of factors to consider as it regards actual and proper use of the funds and sports development in the country.
“Let’s hope the people in charge will use this money for the development of their various sports even though I think there has to be an overhaul on how sports is administered in the country in order to have genuine growth and development on the professional and grassroots levels.”

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at