In a thrilling encounter on Saturday, Nigeria secured a remarkable 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the Round of 16 clash of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Ademola Lookman emerged as the hero, netting twice in each half to propel the Super Eagles past the formidable Indomitable Lions.
The breakthrough moment occurred when Victor Osimhen made a decisive run, setting up Lookman, whose composed finish found its way past the Cameroonian goalkeeper, putting Nigeria in the lead.
As the clock ticked away, Lookman showcased his goal-scoring prowess once again by capitalizing on Calvin Bassey’s well-delivered cross, securing the 2-0 triumph for Nigeria.
With this triumph, Jose Peseiro’s squad advances to the quarter-finals of the prestigious tournament, where they are set to face Angola. The road to the quarter-finals for Angola involved a convincing 3-0 victory earlier in the day against Namibia in their Round of 16 clash.
Football enthusiasts are now eagerly anticipating the quarter-final clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Angola, as both teams aim to continue their quest for Africa’s most coveted football trophy in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.