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HomeSportLIVE UPDATE:  Nigeria vs Cameroon (1-0) 58 mins

LIVE UPDATE:  Nigeria vs Cameroon (1-0) 58 mins

The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is underway.

This game is the eighth encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Notably, three of these previous meetings occurred in the tournament’s finals during 1984, 1988, and 2000 – with Cameroon emerging victorious in each instance.

58 mins: The Cameroonians are waking up and are more likely taking charge of the game now. Nigeria team doing much of the defending.

55 mins: It’s the first yellow card of the game for the Cameroonian after a foul on Onyeka who was on a counter effort. It is a free kick, off the post taken by Lookman.

48 mins: It is another tackle on Osihmen. Nigeria’s free-kick was easily taken by the Cameroonian goalkeeper.

46 mins: The second half of the game begins and both sides look hopeful as to what the half holds. Nigeria wins a free kick after a hard tackle on Napoli striker Osihmen.

First Half

Nigeria scores through Semi Ajayi’s rebound in the 35th minute after a long press in the opposition’s box

However, the goal was subjected to a VAR review.

The Moroccan referee, Rédouane Jiyed, ruled the goal offside.

30 mins: Nigeria have two shots on target while Cameroon have none.

They are on a cooling break in the first half.

32 mins: The game has resumed.

35 mins: Lookman scores after a battled assist from Osihmen.

44 mins: Zaidu is down injured. Cameroon wins a free kick. It was a wasted effort—Goalkick to Nigeria.

45 mins: It is six minutes of added time. Nigeria have yet to see another breakthrough.

45 + 4 mins: Cameroon yet to see a shot on target, despite winning more possessions (44% – 56%). The referee has not served any card in this half.

45 + 6 mins: It is half-time and the teams head into the tunnel.

Here is the line-up:

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali

Defenders: Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina

Wing-backs: Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi

Forwards: Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon

Cameroon confirmed line-up vs Nigeria

Formation: (3-4-3)

Goalkeeper: Fabrice Ondoa

Defenders: Jean-Charles Castelletto, Christopher Wooh, Oumar Gonzalez

Wing-backs: Nouhou Tolo, Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu

Midfielders: Olivier Ntcham, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

Forwards: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Karl Toko Ekambi, Frank Magri

Stay tuned for all the excitement as two powerhouse teams from the continent clash in the AFCON round of 16 in Abidjan.

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