Nigeria Condemns Cameroon’s World Cup Hope

By Ikenga Chronicles September 5, 2017

Nigeria Condemns Cameroon’s World Cup Hope

Cameroon’s hope of booking a place at the Russia 2018 World Cup has been squashed by the Super Eagles after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw.

However, Nigeria, with 10 points from 4 games is a step closer from confirming their place at the World Cup after missing out on the previous edition. All thanks to Belgian-based forward Moses Simon.

Nigeria top Group B with 10 points from four games and are followed by second-placed Zambia, who has 4 points and would visit Algeria on Wednesday.

Gent midfielder Simon gave Nigeria the lead when he blasted home at the back post on the half-hour. Their Chelsea winger Victor Moses also struck the bar in the second half.

Cameroon had qualified for six of the last seven World Cup tournaments since reaching the quarter-finals in 1990, last missing out in 2006.

The young side were crowned African champions in Gabon this year under Belgian coach Hugo Broos, but have only managed three draws and a defeat in their four World Cup qualifiers.