Cameroon forced Nigeria to a 1 – 1 draw

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In what should have being the result of the first encounter at the Godswill  Akpabio stadium in Uyo on Friday , if the Indomitable lions had played like a champion, was the outcome of the  game between Cameroon and Nigeria at the Stade Omnisport Amadou Ahidjo stadium .

The result was a good riddance to the lukewarm performance of the lions . The Hugo Broos’ side has dent their credential as the Africa Champion and their hope of playing at the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup has being evaporated .

The statistics at the end of the first half shows that the away team had sixty-six percent possession and was leading by a lone goal , scored by the Gent’s midfielder , who converted Ighalo’s low drive , after Victor Moses drove a low cross towards the goal that was only half saved by Fabric Ondoa .

The Eagles should have added to their tally in the 60th minutes , when Chelsea’s forward , Victor Moses’ effort hit the upright of the goal post to the surprise of millions of viewers around the globe .

The Cameroon search for a goal paid off when the coach made a tactical substitution , bringing on Christian Bassogog and Aboubakar .

However , the home team drew level with 15 minutes of regulation time to play as Aboubakar converted a controversial penalty , when Ikechukwu Ezenwa collided with Arnard Djoum .

The Super Eagles needs just one point from their last two matches of their campaign to qualify to the world cup in Russia .

Mudashiru Shittu writes from Lagos

Cameroon v Nigeria H2H statistics

Matches
Mon 04/09/2017 WC Qualification Africa Cameroon
1 – 1
Nigeria
Fri 01/09/2017 WC Qualification Africa Nigeria
4 – 0
Cameroon
Sun 11/10/2015 Friendlies Nigeria
3 – 0
Cameroon
Tables Cameroon Nigeria
Total Home Away Total Home Away
Matches Played 3 1 2 3 2 1
Wins 0 0 0 2 2 0
Draws 1 1 0 1 0 1
Losses 2 0 2 0 0 0
Goals for 1 1 0 8 7 1
Goals against 8 1 7 1 0 1
Points 1 1 0 7 6 1
Form Statistics
Cameroon Nigeria
AllHomeAway
04/09 Wc Qualificatio.. Nigeria H
1 – 1
01/09 Wc Qualificatio.. Nigeria A
4 – 0
25/06 Confederations .. Germany A
3 – 1
22/06 Confederations .. Australia H
1 – 1
18/06 Confederations .. Chile H
0 – 2
13/06 Friendlies Colombia H
0 – 4
28/03 Friendlies Guinea H
1 – 2
24/03 Friendlies Tunisia A
0 – 1
AllHomeAway
04/09 Wc Qualificatio.. Cameroon A
1 – 1
01/09 Wc Qualificatio.. Cameroon H
4 – 0
01/06 Friendlies Togo H
3 – 0
23/03 Friendlies Senegal H
1 – 1
12/11 Wc Qualificatio.. Algeria H
3 – 1
09/10 Wc Qualificatio.. Zambia A
1 – 2
31/05 Friendlies Luxembourg A
1 – 3
27/05 Friendlies Mali H
1 – 0
Tables Cameroon Nigeria
Total Home Away Total Home Away
Matches Played 8 5 3 8 5 3
Wins 1 0 1 6 4 2
Draws 2 2 0 2 1 1
Losses 5 3 2 0 0 0
Goals for 5 3 2 18 12 6
Goals against 17 10 7 5 2 3
Points 5 2 3 20 13 7

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