AFCON2019: Nigeria to face defending champion Cameroon in round of 16

Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the defending champion Cameroon on Saturday at the Alexandria stadium for the AFCON round of 16.

Nigeria who was grouped alongside with, Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar, qualifies first for the round of 16, but they could not top the group, after loosing to Madagascar.

The draw was made known on Tuesday, after Cameroon failed to score against Benin Republic,leaving them second on the table, with Ghana on top ,after securing a 2-0 defeat against Guinea-Bissau.

Cameroon will face the three time African Champions on Saturday, and Nigeria will need to strengthen the team that played against Madagascar , as they wont want to make any mistake when playing against the indomitable lions on Saturday.

in 1984 and 1988, Nigeria reached the Cup of Nations final, losing both times to Cameroon. Three of the five African titles won by Cameroon have been won by defeating Nigeria,.

Missing out to Cameroon on many occasions has created an intense rivalry between both nations.


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