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Confirmed! Nigeria To Face Cameroon In AFCON Round Of 16

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon were confirmed as Nigeria's next opponent after playing out a goalless draw against Benin Republic in their final group game at the Ismailia stadium, Ismailia on Tuesday.

The draw meant the defending champions relinquished top spot which they had occupied before the game on goal difference after Ghana defeated Guinea-Bissau 2-0 to finish top.

Confirmed! Nigeria To Face Cameroon In AFCON Round Of 16

Nigeria had qualified as the second best team in Group B following their 2-0 defeat in the third group game to Madagascar, who finished top.

The Super Eagles already knew they would play the second placed team in Group B but were waiting for results from the final fixtures in the group to know their opponent.

Ghana had been tipped by many to face Nigeria in the next round as Cameroon were favored to win against the Squirrels of Benin.

The encounter between the Super Eagles and Cameroon would take place on Saturday at Alexandria Stadium on July 6 as both sides look to progress to the quarterfinals.

With Nigeria also getting the upper hand over two legs during the 2018 World Cup qualification games that were played in 2017. The Super Eagles put four past the Cameroonians in Nigeria before playing a 1-1 draw in Yaounde.