Nigeria Vs Cameroon ends in stalemate


Nigeria moved closer towards qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after they recorded a hard fought 1-1 draw against Cameroon in Yaoundé.

The Super Eagles took a first half lead at the half hour mark when Moses Simon fired a left footed shot into an unguarded net.

Odion Ighalo almost doubled the lead for Nigeria when he fired a shot that sailed over inside the area.

In a quite subdued performance by the Indomitable Lions, Victor Moses nearly put the Super Eagles 2-0 up with a shot that brushed the Cross bar.

Cameroon soon got an opportunity to equalise through a penalty. Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa raced out of his lines before clattering into Djoum leaving Referee Bakary Gassama with no choice but to point to the spot. Substitute Vincent Aboubacar fired his spot kick straight down the middle with Ezenwa beaten.

Ezenwa was called into action again on 83 minutes when he saved a rasping low drive from Djoum.

Despite five minutes added for stoppages, both teams failed to find the winner

With the draw, Nigeria lead Group B on 10 points. Cameroon climb to third with three points from four matches.

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