AFCON 2023

January 27, 2024

AFCON: Nigeria vs Cameroon head-to-head

AFCON: Nigeria vs Cameroon head-to-head

As Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Lions of Cameroon clash today at AFCON, we bring you their history of rivalry.

18 Mar 1984: Cameroon won their first AFCON by thrashing Nigeria in the final 3-1, kicking off a rivalry that would captivate football fans for decades,

17 Mar 1988: Cameroon and Nigeria played an entertaining 1-1 draw in the group stages of the 1988 AFCON in Morocco as both teams would eventually meet again in the final.

27 Mar 1988: The Green Eagles lost a second AFCON final to the Indomitable Lions, losing 1-0 in Casablanca, Morocco.

25 Jan 1992: Nigeria turned the tide in this encounter, emerging victorious with a 2-1 scoreline, signalling a shift in the balance of power.

13 Feb 2000: Nigeria lost a third AFCON final to Cameroon, losing via penalties after both teams had played an entertaining 2-2 draw in front of the Nigerian supporters.

08 Feb 2004: Nigeria secured a crucial 2-1 victory on Cameroonian soil, marking a significant milestone in their AFCON rivalry.

06 Jul 2019: In their most recent AFCON clash, Nigeria emerged triumphant with a thrilling 3-2 win, knocking out the Indomitable Lions in the round of 16.

The complete AFCON Round of 16 matches:

*Angola vs Namibia

Saturday 27th January, 6 pm

*Nigeria vs Cameroon

9pm Nigerian Time, Saturday 27th January, 2024 9 pm

*Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea

Sunday 28th January, 2024

*Egypt vs Democratic Republic of Congo

9pm Nigerian Time, Sunday 28th January, 2024 9 pm

*Cape Verde vs Mauritania

Monday 29th January, 2024 6 pm

*Senegal vs Ivory Coast

*Monday 29th January 9 pm

⁠*Mali vs Burkina Faso

Tuesday 30th January, 6 pm

*Morocco vs South Africa

Tuesday 30th January, 2024, 9pm

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