Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:58 pm
Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday.
They scored twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 in Alexandria.
Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 19th minute lead, but Cameroon hit back with two goals in quick succession before half-time from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie to take a 2-1 lead.
Ighalo levelled again for Nigeria in the 63rd minute, before Alex Iwobi snatched the winner for the jubilant Super Eagles three minutes later.
The win earned Nigeria a quarter-final place against hosts Egypt or South Africa who play later on Saturday.(Reuters/NAN)