Nigeria romp to comfortable victory over Cameroon


Nigeria took a step closer towards qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after they romped to a 4-0 win over Cameroon.

Nigeria opened scoring just before the half hour mark through Odion Ighalo who receiving a pass from Mikel fired an angled shot past Ondoa.

Super Eagles and Tianjin Teda captain Mikel Obi increased the lead for the hosts before the break. The former Chelsea player connected with a Victor Moses corner kick to make it 2-0.

Victor Moses made it 3-0 ten minutes after the restart off a quick counter attack.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho made it 4-0 on 76 minutes when he headed an Ogenyi Onazi cross past Ondoa.

Cameroon looked the better side in the opening stages of the match as they controlled possession.

Ighalo thought he’d scored on twenty four minutes, but his header from a Victor Moses free-kick was chalked off for offside.

Nigeria soon took the lead Ighalo who received a through pass from Mikel before firing a left footed strike into the bottom corner.

From there on the Super Eagles bossed the game with the Cameroonians struggling to keep pace with their hosts.

Victory for the Super Eagles sees them stay atop Group B with nine points from three matches. Cameroon on the other hand stay second with two points from the same number of matches.

Cameroon will host the return leg on 4 September, 2017.

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