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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Devour Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions

Nigeria have eliminated Cameroon with a 2-0 victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, advancing to the quarter-finals where they will face Angola.

Ademola Lookman was the star of the show after scoring twice to earn a place in the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations with a win over Cameroon.

The former Everton, Fulham and Leicester midfielder scored a goal in each half to help secure The Super Eagles’ place in the last-eight.

Cameroon survived an early scare when Semi Ajayi’s effort was chalked off having deemed to be offside by VAR.

In the 36th-minute, Lookman was played through by Victor Osimhen and his shot squeezed through goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, who was chosen ahead of Manchester United’s Andre Onana.

Inspired by the lively Osimhen, Nigeria continued to create chances after the restart as Lookman’s free-kick agonisingly whistled over the bar.

However, an injury to goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili – who did not have a save to make before his departure in the 75th minute – slightly soured the night for Jose Peseiro’s side.

Vincent Aboubakar was introduced for his first appearance at the tournament but with just over 10 minutes remaining, the striker failed to have any influence.

Lookman secured victory with a tidy finish from Calvin Bassey’s cross in stoppage-time and Nigeria can now look forward to a meeting with Angola.

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