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  In a highly anticipated clash at the AFCON 2024 round of 16, the Super Eagles of Nigeria emerged victorious against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, securing a spot in the quarter-final of the tournament.
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The day’s hero for Nigeria was Ademola Lookman, whose remarkable brace proved to be the decisive factor in a closely contested match. The encounter saw tension and excitement, with both teams showcasing their prowess on the pitch.

Key Moments Unfold

The breakthrough came in the 36th minute when Lookman capitalized on a courageous assist from Victor Osimhen, putting Nigeria in the lead. The Super Eagles maintained their intensity, defending their lone goal lead with a more conservative approach in the second half.
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As the match approached its conclusion, Lookman once again stepped into the spotlight, doubling Nigeria’s lead in the 90th minute with a well-timed goal from a Calvin Bassey assist. This late insurance goal sealed the fate of the game and secured Nigeria’s passage to the next round. The statistics mirrored Nigeria’s dominance, with eight shots, four on target, and two goals, contrasting with Cameroon’s six shots and none on target. This marked the Super Eagles’ 10th victory in 18 competitive games against Cameroon, underscoring their longstanding competitive edge over their arch-rivals.
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Next Challenge: Palancas Negras of Angola

With this resounding victory, Nigeria advances to the quarter-final stage, where they are set to face the Palancas Negras of Angola. The Super Eagles will look to carry their winning momentum into this crucial encounter as they aim to progress further in the AFCON 2024 tournament. Football enthusiasts eagerly await the next chapter of Nigeria’s journey in AFCON 2024, as the Super Eagles continue their quest for continental glory.
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This article was first published on 27th January 2024


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