AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Cameroon preview, h2h and predictions
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AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Cameroon preview, h2h and predictions
By Mangek Promise

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is now in the knockout stages, with the Super Eagles of Nigeria battling the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for a place in the quarter-finals.

Nigeria was named one of the favourites to win the competition but started badly with a draw against Equatorial Guinea. However, two wins against Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau sealed a second-place finish for the Super Eagles.

On the contrary, Cameroon failed to win in their first two group games, but a hard-fought victory in their last match against the Gambia secured a second-place finish for the Indomitable Lions.

Nigeria finished behind Equatorial Guinea in the group phase but bettered Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau in standings.

The Super Eagles drew 1-1 against Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea before their 1-0 victories over the host nation, and the Djurtus earned them a place in the round of 16. However, Cameroon finished the group stage behind the defending champion Senegal but topped Guinea and the Gambia.

Nigeria and Cameroon have faced seven times in the African Cup of Nations history, with the Super Eagles being victorious on three occasions, while the Indomitable Lions also have the same number of wins. The last game between both sides in AFCON was in 2019, with Nigeria claiming a 3-2 win over Cameroon in Egypt.

A place in the last eight is up for grabs for both teams, and they've had their share of experience in the competition history. Cameroon's squad was boasted by the recovery of talisman Vincent Aboubakar and Clinton Njie giving more reasons for Cameroon to have a ruller boast.

The Super Eagles have a better team on paper, but the Indomitable Lions have proved they can't be pushed aside.

Pick 1: Cameroon to qualify

Pick 2: Draw at Half Time

Pick 3: Over 8.5 corners