Football commentary on Nigeria vs. Cameroon

August 26, 2019 |

Cameroon is the defending champion of CAN. But 2 years after the coronation, “The indomitable lion” has lost quite a lot of respect from the opponents. Today, Nigeria will assert that more clearly, by deposing Cameroon in the first knockout round.

Coming to CAN 2019 with the mission to protect the throne, Cameroon again showed that they were not ready for that task. Clarence Seedorf’s team only won tickets on the eighth round and finished second in Group F after drawing 2 in 3 matches in this group.

Not beating the face-to-face rivals like Ghana had, Cameroon also left the team to 24 places in the FIFA World Cup as Benin held a 0-0 draw in the final series, thereby encouraging the players who wanted to go on. throne more determined.

One of those guys is Nigeria, Cameroon’s opponent in the round of 1/8 tonight. The team nicknamed “Super Eagles” is on the way to rediscover the glory that has been lost since the 2013 CAN championship, they have had to audition for two consecutive awards (2015 and 2017).

Therefore, orders were given to teachers and coach Gernot Rohr: Nigeria needs to go far at CAN 2019, at least to go to the semi-finals to reach the quota.

Coming to CAN this time, coach Rohr brought a very even squad. No superstar stands out as both a weakness and a strength. As a result, the play of “Super Eagles” suddenly became unpredictable and equally harmful because they took the rigor and teamwork as a guideline.

In the risk of having the luck, meeting the defending champion with someone can be scary but not Nigeria. Since 2003 until now, every encounter with Cameroon is Nigeria won.

Nigeria has excess confidence before the champions. And their coach, Mr. Gernot Rohr is also alert enough to shock the team after losing to Madagascar. There will be at least 6 changes in the starting line-up of Nigeria, the most significant of which is the return of midfielder Alex Iwobi and goalkeeper Akpeyi, who kept clean sheets for the first two matches in the group stage.

Reinforcing the defense and increasing the firepower for the attack, Nigeria was ready to defeat Cameroon, one more time.

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