AFCON 2019: NIGERIA,CAMEROON RENEW RIVALRY IN ROUND OF 16
SUPER EAGLES of NIGERIA will confront the INDOMITABLE LIONS of CAMEROON in one of the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals ongoing in EGYPT.
CAMEROON on Tuesday evening recorded a 0-0 draw against BENIN REPUBLIC to finish second behind the BLACK STARS of GHANA whose 2-0 defeat of GUINEA BISSAU was enough to put them atop Group F.
CAMEROON therefore will play old foes, NIGERIA who came second behind surprise GROUP B winners MADAGASCAR.
Cameroon defeated Nigeria in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 1984, 1988 and 2000, but most painful for the Super Eagles was that agonizing penalty shoot-out loss in front of home fans at the National Stadium, Lagos on 13th February 2000.
NIGERIA and CAMEROON share eight African titles between them. While the Indomitable Lions have won five times (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017), Nigeria were champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013.
The stage is set and the venue is ALEXANDRIA STADIUM on Saturday, 6th July. The match will kick off 5pm Nigeria time.