The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2. To honour two of their former two captains whose memorial were on same day of the clash.
Dan Anyiam who was also Nigeria’s first indigenous coach died on July 6, 1977 at the age of 51. While Mudashiru Lawal who holds the record of being the only Nigerian to play in five Nations Cup died on July 6, 1991.
Coincidentally, the Super Eagles had a date with Cameroon at Egypt 2019 on their memorial. The duo both had a clash with the Lions during their hey days in the national team before their death.
Odion Ighalo scored a brace to honour these legends, while Alex Iwobi scored once to seal the match, in a thriller clash that ended 3-2 in favour of Nigeria.
The victory saw the Eagles fly past the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Alexandria Stadium. Also ending the reign of Cameroon as defending champions at the continental showpiece.
The match was indeed the best game which both teams had produced since the begin of this tournament. But it was the Eagles who scaled through to the quarter final stage eventually.
The victory for the team means the Super Eagles will set up a clash with Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday in the quarterfinal.
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