Super Eagles of Nigeria defeats Cameroon 3-2 to qualify for quarter finals at AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated neighbors, Cameroon 3-2 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt to qualify for the quarter finals

Alex Iwobi scored the winner as Nigeria defeat holders Cameroon in an enthralling heavyweight battle in Alexandria. 

The Arsenal forward capped a crazy three-minute spell just past the hour to dump Clarence Seedorf's side out of the competition after Odion Ighalo had pulled Nigeria level with his second of the tie. 

Cameroon had scored a quick-fire double of their own just prior to the interval as Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie cancelled out Ighalo's opener to put them in front. 

The result sees the Indomitable Lions lose for the first time in 10 Afcon matches and means Gernot Rohr's Nigeria can now look ahead to a last eight clash with Egypt or South Africa in Cairo on July 10. 

Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) The ex-Hornet took his tally to three for the tournament to join Sadio Mane at the top of the goal charts, and chipped in with an assist for Iwobi too. He could have put the icing on the cake of an all-action performance with a hat-trick but was thwarted by Andre Onana on two occasions late on. 

CAMEROON: Onana 6, Mandjeck 6, Ngadeu-Ngadjui 6, Yaya 6, Oyongo 7, Fai 7, Choupo-Moting 6, Njie 8, Kunde Malong 6, Bahoken 8, Bassogog 7. Subs: Anguissa 6, Toko 6, Zoua n/a. 

NIGERIA: Akpeyi 6, Aina 7, Omeruo 8, Troost-Ekong 7, Awaziem 7, Ndidi 7, Etebo 8, Musa 8, Iwobi 8, Simon 7, Ighalo 9. Subs: Chukwueze 6, Onuachu n/a, Balogun n/a. 

-Cameroon scored two goals in the first half of an Afcon match for the first time since 2008 against Tunisia.
-The Super Eagles have won seven of their last eight games at Afcon (but have been absent from the last two tournaments).
-Five goals were scored in a knockout phase at the African Cup of Nations for the first time since January 31, 2015 (Congo 2-4 DR Congo)

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