AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Cameroon showdown in next Round


The Super Eagles of Nigeria must find their way past the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The Super Eagles qualified for the knockout phase after finishing as Group B runners-up following their 2-0 defeat to Madagascar.

They now face the defending champions Cameroon, who booked their place in the knockout phase after Benin Republic held them to a 0-0 draw at Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on Tuesday.

Cameroon Vs Benin at the 2019 AFCON

Clarence Seedorf’s men conceded Group F’s top spot to Ghana because the Black Stars scored more goals. Cameroon must now beat Gernot Rohr’s side for a place in the last eight.

The encounter takes place on Saturday at Alexandria Stadium on July 6.

Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-1 in their last outing in the competition with Jay-Jay Okocha and John Utaka finding the target at the 2004 edition staged in Tunisia.