Nigeria vs Cameroon LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Nigeria vs Cameroon LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Ademola Lookman's brace ensured Nigeria a place in next weekend's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as they beat long-standing foes Cameroon 2-0 in the last 16 on Saturday.

Lookman's 36th minute goal at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium opened the scoring and he contributed a second on the stoke of full time as Nigeria largely outplayed Cameroon.

They will face Angola in the last eight in Abidjan next Friday after the Angolans beat Namibia 3-0 in Bouake earlier on Saturday in the first of the knockout round games.

While Lookman's double made him a key figure in the win, Nigeria's African Footballer of the Year Victor Osimhen proved outstanding with his work rate and drove his team to victory.

It was as much as Nigeria deserved, showing much improved form after a largely uninspiring showing in the group phase where they finished second in their section.

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Nigeria vs Cameroon: Full match report

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Ademola Lookman scored a brace as Nigeria pounced on a Cameroon mistake to progress into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Saturday night.Read our full match report here!

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FT: Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon

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It's over! A brace from Ademola Lookman has sent Nigeria into the quarter-finals!

Angola await...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Almost an own goal!

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97 mins: Castelletto almost bundles one into his own net!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: All hands to the pump

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96 mins: Cameroon have three minutes to score twice!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: GOAL! Ademola Lookman '89

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89 mins: GOAL!

Iwobi plays in Bassey, who fires a cross into Lookman. Full of confidence, he opens up his right foot and smashes it into the back of the net!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: CHANCE FOR NIGERIA!

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85 mins: Aina sees his shot blocked on the line after Simon's pass!

Why didn't the winger shoot?!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Can Cameroon salvage something?

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81 mins: Aboubakar's entry certainly makes things more interesting...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Here comes Aboubakar!

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75 mins: Big news for Cameroon! Their star striker is about to come on.

Nigeria, meanwhile, are about to lose Nwabali to injury.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Moment of magic needed

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71 mins: Cameroon just aren't creating enough dangerous chances.

They need a moment of magic.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Tense finish

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63 mins: Approaching the final 20 minutes here, it looks tense.

Cameroon are starting to play 10 yards higher up.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Gonzales does well

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63 mins: Osimhen almost through but Gonzales does so well to block him on the rampage.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: CHANCE FOR NIGERIA!

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55 mins: Lookman steps up to take the free-kick but fires it over the bar.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Super Eagles counter

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52 mins: Nigeria sit back and wait for Cameroon to make a mistake on the ball, which they duly do.

Onyeka is brought down just outside the box from the counter.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Osimhen felled

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48 mins: Cameroon aren't giving him an inch and the Nigerian bench are unhappy.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Back underway!

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Away we go!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Fascinating half ahead

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Do Nigeria hold on to the lead or go for the kill?

Either way, Cameroon need much more.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: A look at the goal!

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How Nigeria took the lead...

HT: Nigeria 1-0 Cameroon

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Super Eagles 45 minutes from progression after Cameroon's mistake!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Super Eagles in control

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44 mins: Aside from a confident start, it's hard to think of too many genuine chances Cameroon have crafted.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Super Eagles smell blood

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41 mins: Cameroon are looking shaky now! Nigeria looking to put pressure on the defence whenever they have the ball.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: GOAL! Ademola Lookman '37

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36 mins: GOAL!

What a mess for Cameroon! Wooh fails to clear his lines, allowing Osimhen in.

He shrugs off the defender before squaring for Lookman, whose shot squirms under the keeper!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Super Eagles not quite at in attack

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29 mins: They've crafted the better chances but the Nigerian frontline aren't looking quite on the same wavelength.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Magri looking dangerous

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24 mins: A lot is made of Osimhen up the other end of the pitch but Cameroon striker Magri is looking dangerous.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: No one wants a draw!

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23 mins: Would be a major shock to see this end as a draw given how open the game is at times.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: End to end!

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19 mins: Cameroon on the attack through Nkoudo until Nigeria clear and almost free Simon on the counter but he's blocked off eventually.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: GOAL RULED OUT!

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13 mins: Ajayi was ruled offside! We're back on level terms.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: VAR check!

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11 mins: Oh hang on a minute!

The goal is being checked by VAR...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: GOAL! Semi Ajayi '09

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09 mins: GOAL!

Ajayi gives the Super Eagles the lead, tapping in after Ondoa makes a mess of collecting two quick-fire crosses.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Super Eagles flexing muscle

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07 mins: Super Eagles are now sustaining a lot of pressure in Cameroon's half.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Nice work from Osimhen

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04 mins: Lovely play from Osimhen to flick the ball over Wooh but he's eventually crowded out.

The Napoli forward then has a rather tame header saved.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Cameroon starting well

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03 mins: Tolo overhits a cross but its been a confident start for Cameroon.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Almost there!

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Minutes away now from what should be a cracker...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Andre Onana dropped

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As expected, Manchester United's Andre Onana does NOT start for Cameroon.

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Confirmed Cameroon lineup

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Cameroon XI: Ondoa, Castelletto, Gonzales, Wooh; Mgamaleu, Ntcham, Zambo, Tolo; Toko, Magri, Nkoudo

Subs: Moukoudi, Kemen, Vincent, Tchamadeu, Tchato, Yongwa, Neyou, Moumbagma, Elliott, Onana, Epassy, Njie

Confirmed Nigeria lineup

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Nigeria XI: Nwabali; Aina, Ekong, Ajayi, Bassey, Zaidu; Onyeka, Iwobi; Lookman, Osimhen, Simon

Subs: Uzoho, Al Hassan, Musa, Aribo, Chukwueze, Osayi, Iheanacho, Onuachu, Awaziem, Omeruo, Moffi, Onyedika

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Angola win

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Angola's win is now confirmed and they await either Nigeria or Cameroon next time out!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Closing in on kick-off!

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We're almost there!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Next opponent all but confirmed!

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Angola are 3-0 up against Namibia, meaning it will almost certainly be them up next for either Nigeria or Cameroon.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: A look behind the scenes

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Warming up for the big game!

Nigeria vs Cameroon: When did they last play in the AFCON?

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It was certainly quite the game...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Where is the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny?

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The Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny is a 45,000 seat stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Nigeria vs Cameroon prediction

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The great Opta supercomputer has backed Nigeria to win the tie within 90 minutes...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Who has won more AFCON titles?

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Nigeria have lifted the AFCON 3 times, trailing Cameroon's 5.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Latest odds today

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Nigeria to qualify: 4/9

Cameroon to qualify: 8/5

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Who will play the winner?

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Either Angola or Namibia will await the winner today.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Victor Osimhen transfer news

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Chelsea transfer target Victor Osimhen will leave the club this summer.

Osimhen only signed a new deal at Napoli last month, which reportedly includes a release clause of around £112million, but earlier this week confirmed he was planning a "next step" and name-checked the Premier League.

Read the full story here!

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Nigeria vs Cameroon: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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The Super Eagles have lost just one of their last eight meetings with the Indomitable Lions.

Nigeria wins: 12

Cameroon wins: 5

Draw: 8

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Score prediction today

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Even though Nigeria put together a solid record in the groups, they have often failed to make it count at crucial moments in recent times.

Up against a Cameroon team with a particular point to prove, this one may go all the way.

A 1-1 draw, Nigeria to win on penalties.

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Cameroon's preparation has focused on Andre Onana's situation, with the Manchester United goalkeeper reportedly involved in a bust-up with national team chief Samuel Eto'o after being dropped for the Gambia game.

Onana's cousin, Fabrice Ondoa, is his chief competition for the gloves whereas veteran striker Vincent Aboubakar has been declared fit to make his bow at the 2023 AFCON.

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Nigeria team news vs Cameroon today

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Jose Peseiro has found success with a 3-4-3 formation in Nigeria's last two matches, with Fulham defender Calvin Bassey impressing.

Alhassan Yusuf and William Troost-Ekong are racing back to fitness after injury issues, and both have been pictured in training.

Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman are competing to flank Victor Osimhen while Alex Iwobi may expect to replace Joe Aribo in the middle of the park. Left wing-back Zaidu Sanusi should also return.

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Nigeria vs Cameroon: TV channel and live stream

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BBC Three and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 7.55pm.

Live stream: The game will be aired live and free online via the BBC Sport and iPlayer portals. Sky subscribers can also catch the contest via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.


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Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Nigeria's huge AFCON clash against Ghana.

Kick-off from the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny is at 8pm GMT.