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Ighalo, Simon On Target As Super Eagles Spank Cameroon

Ighalo, Simon On Target As Super Eagles Spank Cameroon

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Super Eagles ended their Belgium tour on a winning note following a 3-0  win  over 10-man Cameroon at the Edmond Matchens Stadium, Brussels, on Sunday.

Celtic of Scotland defender, Ambrose Efe, a replacement for the injured Keneth Omeruo, put the three-time African champions ahead in the 37th minute after a long period of domination.

Efe who nearly scored an own goal few minutes earlier nodded home Mikel Obi's perfect free-kick to give Sunday Oliseh's men a deserved lead.

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The Indomitable Lions came close to equalizing twice before the end of the first half.

First, Vincent Aboubacar failed to get on the end of a superb cross from the right, while Tottenham of England new-boy Clinton Njie fluffed a glorious chance late in the half.

With barely a minute in the second half, Cameroon were reduced to 10 when captain of the side, Stephane Mbia, was sent off for a dangerous looking tackle on Sylvester Igbonu.

Despite playing with a man down, Cameroon dominated the early part of the half, but Moses Simon put the game beyond them when he blasted the ball home from the edge of the box following a wonderful long pass from Ahmed Musa in the 60th minute.

Vincent Aboubacar thought he had pulled a goal back for Cameroon in the 73rd minute, but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Substitute Odion Ighalo converterd the third three minutes from time nodding the ball home from a pinpoint Elderson Echiejile cross.

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  • omo9ja 6 years ago

    Congratulations to coach Sunday Olishe and Nigerians. It was like yesterday! The same Cameroon team that puts Sunday Olishe to tears at the 2000 Nations Cup final in Lagos on Sunday as the Captain of the team then, the same Olishe, now (coach) dusted the Cameroonian team in today’s match on the same Sunday. Congratulations once again to the entire team and NFF.
    However, Nigerians will never forgive Sunday Olishe and NFF if Enyeama do not return to the team and handing over to him his captain band. Shikena, lobatan/period! God bless Nigeria!

  • Gboyega 6 years ago

    Speak for yourself please, not Nigerians!

  • Gboyega 6 years ago

    The captain's band is no player's birthright!

  • Haruna 6 years ago

    Congrats Oliseh and the entire team. More grease to your elbow. No player is indispensable. Oyeama should get that into his head. Those calling for his return to the team do not mean well for the team and country. His coming back will bring bad blood and division in the team. He has paid his dues and should allow the young ones to grow

  • Salihu ishaq 6 years ago

    Kindly add me to your mailing list

  • innocent 6 years ago

    Congrate to the super eagles but all I have to say is that Nigerians will not forgive sundaay oliseh and the nff president if enyeama is not call and being giving back is captain haand band period…

  • congratulations super Eagles for thire defeating the cameroon team.

  • This is mixed feelings, yes we dominated the indomitable lions of Cameroon. Congratulations to our coach, the team and Nigerians. How ever we still want Vincent Enyeama back to super eagle, clashes between coach and player can be avoided to give Nigerian full happiness whenever any game is won. Coach pls. Call your guy back. God bless Super Eagle.

  • Ighalo the best striker in England now just proved why he is having goals written all over him, I don’t think any player can be as dominant in the air as ighalo except ronaldo.

  • Success Liberty Mgboji 6 years ago

    the most important thing is the victory and unity; this victory is for all Nigerians that love football. Thanks be to God for the victory without hard labour.

  • This is a friendly match and with more friendlies the team will gel. Oliseh is a workhalic and he is really concerned about the team's shape. As an Analyst, he has agents monitoring our boys and the NFF chairman is a knowledgeable football guy. I believe with calmness in Eagles and more friendlies the team will know themselves and do well. With this win Egypt will be shaky shaky now. Lets cooperate and support Oliseh. No disruption plssss.

  • Essien ukpong 6 years ago

    We need more friendly with from teams like Brazil and Germany….Alex Iwobi u too gud frm my first seeing bt learn ur uncle skills nd b strong…we stil need Eyeama ooooooooooooooo