AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Cameroon Face Off in Round of 16
The Super Eagles must find their way past the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations competition in Egypt.
The Super Eagles qualified for the knockout phase after finishing as Group B runners-up following their 2-0 defeat to Madagascar.
They now face the Indomitable Lions who booked their place in the knockout phase after Benin Republic held them to a 0-0 draw at Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on Tuesday.
Clarence Seedorf’s men conceded Group F’s top spot to Ghana because the Black Stars scored more goals and they must now beat Gernot Rohr’s side for a place in the last eight.
The encounter takes place on Saturday at Alexandria Stadium on July 6.
Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-1 in their last outing in the competition with Jay-Jay Okocha and John Utaka finding the target at the 2004 edition staged in Tunisia.
Other fixtures in the round of 16.
|Jul 5||Morocco vs Benin||5pm WAT||Al Salam Stadium|
|Jul 5||Uganda vs Senegal||8pm WAT||Cairo International Stadium|
|Jul 6||Nigeria vs Cameroon||5pm WAT||Alexandria Stadium|
|Jul 6||Egypt vs South Africa||8pm WAT||Cairo International Stadium|
|Jul 7||Madagascar vs DR Congo||5pm WAT||Alexandria Stadium|
|Jul 7||Algeria vs Guinea||8pm WAT||30 June Stadium|
|Jul 8||Mali vs Ivory Coast||5pm WAT||Suez Stadium|
|Jul 8||Ghana vs Tunisia||8pm WAT||Ismailia Stadium|