This is Nigeria’s 21st meeting with Cameroon. Here’s their rivalry in history

This is Nigeria’s 21st meeting with Cameroon. Here’s their rivalry in history

Nigeria and Cameroon have met 20 times in the past both competitive and friendly games. Nigeria won 10, drew 6 and lost 4 times to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

The 2018 World Cup qualifier between Super Eagles and Cameroon in Uyo on Friday will be the 21st meeting between the two teams.

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1984 AFCON Final, Cote’d Ivoire : Cameroon 3-1 Nigeria

Cameroon recorded their first ever win against Nigeria when the two sides met in the 1984 AFCON final.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to beat the Green Eagles 3-1, thanks to goals from Rene N’Djeya, Theophile Abega and Ernest Ebongue.

The late Muda Lawal had given Nigeria the lead early in the first half.

1988 AFCON Final, Morocco: Cameroon 1-0 Nigeria 

For the second  time in a row, Nigeria lost to Cameroon in the AFCON final.

Emmanuel Kunde scored from the spot in the 55th minute to hand Cameroon their second title.

1990 World Cup Qualifier, Yaounde:  Cameroon 1-0 Nigeria

In the second leg of the last group game of the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Nigeria lost 1-0 in Yaounde.

A lone goal was scored by Francois Oman-Biyik from a corner immediately David Ngodigha came on for the injured Alloy Agu.

Nigeria crashed out of the race for the 1990 World Cup while Cameroon beat Tunisia 3-0 on aggregate in the final play-off round to fly Africa’s flag alongside Egypt in Italy.

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2000 AFCON Final co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria but final was in Nigeria

CAMEROON 4-3 (pens) NIGERIA: 2-2 in regulation time – AFCON 2000 Final

Nigeria returned to the AFCON in 2000 after missing the 1996 and 1998 editions in South Africa and Burkina Faso respectively.

Cameroon beat Nigeria for the third time to claim their third title and kept the trophy.

Goals from Samuel Eto’o and Patrick Mboma for Cameroon before Raphael Ndukwe Chukwu and Austin Okocha equalised for Nigeria.

In the penalty shootout, Cameroon won 4-3 after Victor Ikpeba and Nwankwp Kanu missed for Nigeria. But it was the referee that erroneously ruled out Ikpeba’s penalty kick goal after the ball swiftly hit the underside of the bar, bounced into goal and out again.

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