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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.

DateMatchKick-off timeVenue
Jul 5Morocco vs Benin5pm WATAl Salam Stadium
Jul 5Uganda vs Senegal8pm WATCairo International Stadium
Jul 6Nigeria vs Cameroon5pm WATAlexandria Stadium
Jul 6Egypt vs South Africa8pm WATCairo International Stadium
Jul 7Madagascar vs DR Congo5pm WATAlexandria Stadium
Jul 7Algeria vs Guinea8pm WAT30 June Stadium
Jul 8Mali vs Ivory Coast5pm WATSuez Stadium
Jul 8Ghana vs Tunisia8pm WATIsmailia Stadium

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