AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Cameroon, Osimhen Assist Lookman for First Goal, Second Goal (2–0)

AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Cameroon, Osimhen Assist Lookman for First Goal, Second Goal (2–0)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is ongoing in Ivory Coast, the host nation.

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Despite the odds and attacks from Cameroon's defense on Saturday night, Nigeria's Super Eagles scored 2 and Cameroon 0. Photo credit: @NGSuperEagles
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This is the eighth encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Notably, three of these previous meetings occurred in the tournament’s finals during 1984, 1988, and 2000 – with Cameroon emerging victorious in each instance.

It is another tackle on Osihmen. Nigeria’s free-kick was easily taken by the Cameroonian goalkeeper.

Ademola Lookman grabs his second goal: Nigeria 2 Cameroon 0 (Nigeria defeats Cameroon to quarter final

Nigeria has entered the quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 with their two-nil victory against their neighbours Cameroon.

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Jose Paseiro deserved his flowers. The team performed well. Photo credit: @NGSuperEagles
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The match was held at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan. The two teams played so desperately to prove a point at the game but Atlanta forward, Ademola Lookman scored the two goals that sealed Nigeria's win, for the Super Eagles - with one goal in each half.

Lookman goals came from an impressive team effort of the Nigerian squad and the super performance of the Napoli's star, Victor Osimhen, who put pressure on the Cameroonian defense team.

It was Oumar Gonzalez, the Indomitable Lions gave the work to mark Osimhen - and this work, the Al-Raed defender did well.

Additional ten minutes: Nigeria leading with a 2-0 win

GOAL! Ademola Lookman grabs his second of the night. Nigeria 2 Cameroon 0.

90+10′ Nigeria still keeping possession in Cameroon’s half.

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Nigerians celebrate as Super Eagles knock out Cameroon with a 2-0 win in the round of 16. Photo credit:@nurasabitu, @khalidmovic
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Nigeria are fully on top now and Cameroon is seriously under pressure.

The ten-minute added time is almost over.

Nigeria gave it their all as the Super Eagles did incredibly well followed by assists from key players such as Osimehn and Bassey.

Bassey crossed from the left and Lookman met its first time at the near post to slide home.

Nigeria will now face Angola in the quarter finals.

FULL TIME: It’s all over! Nigeria 2 Cameroon 0

90 minutes: Nigeria scores Lookman scores the second goal for Nigeria: Nigeria 2 - 0 Cameroon

Lookman just scored the second goal for Nigeria and has sealed the winning for Nigeria assisted BY Calvin Bassey.

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Lookman's brace sends Nigeria past Cameroon to reach AFCON quarter-final. Photo credit: @NGSuperEagles
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Nigeria will now face Angola in the quarter-finals.

FULL TIME: It’s all over! Nigeria 2 Cameroon 0

87 minutes: Iwobi misses a goal for Nigeria

Iwobi missed a chance to score a goal for Nigeria.

74 minutes: Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon (Cooling break and Injury)

Two minutes ago, 78 minutes: Nwabali is injured claiming the ball after a collision.

It's taken some time to tend to his shoulder.

The referee now signals the cooling break.

Nigeria takes 1 goal advantage as the whistle blows

The whistle blows for half-time and Nigeria has taken their one-goal advantage into the break.

Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon: Osimhen assists Lookman to score the opening goal

Lookman takes charge of the free-kick but his effort flies high over Ondoa’s goal.

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Ademola Lookman scored the goal, Victor Osimhen assisted him during the half time. Photo credit
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Nigeria is currently leading with a goal scored by Lookman assisted by Osimhen. Interestingly, Cameroon has reacted by putting Nigeria under heavy pressure.

The Second half is underway and immediately puts the Cameroonian defense under pressure but ends up in a throw-in for Cameroon.

Onyeka is through on goal but is fouled by Wooh just outside Cameroon’s box. It’s a free-kick to Nigeria from a dangerous position and the first yellow card of the night for Wooh.

Aina’s cross into the box is too long for Lookman and Cameroon gets a goal-kick.

Osimhen is fouled again by Ngamaleu and wins a free-kick for Nigeria which Ondoa collects.

The second half is underway and immediately puts the Cameroonian defense under pressure but ends up in a throw-in for Cameroon.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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