Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called on his countrymen to celebrate the Super Eagles, following their 1-1 draw with Cameroon, in a 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Monday in Yaounde.
Buhari posted a picture of himself watching the game on TV and tweeted: “Let’s celebrate our Super Eagles, holding Cameroon to a draw in Yaoundé. The march to #Russia2018 continues, and they have all our support!”
Nigeria’s Super Eagles had to soak up early pressure, before taking the lead through winger Simon Moses, who latched on to an Odion Ighalo pass to put the eagles 1-0 ahead.
Nigeria missed a few half chances to double their lead, before goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa fouled Djoum Arnaud inside the area for Cameroon to win a penalty.
Vincent Aboubacar kept his nerve to make it 1-1 with 15 minutes left.
The result sees the Eagles remain top of Group with 10 points, while Zambia who play Algeria on Tuesday are second with four points.
Cameroon on the other hand, have no realistic chance of qualifying for the World Cup with the Eagles ending their slim hopes of qualifying.