Russian Federation 2018: Nigeria's Super Eagles shock Cameroon's Indomitable Lions

The Super Eagles are now safely booked at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde, Cameroon after a 50-minute flight from Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

"We need to win our last three matches and for Nigeria to lose all of theirs, and I don't think that will happen".

Victor Moses inspired Nigeria to take a step closer to World Cup qualification on Friday but Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa suffered serious blows to their chances of reaching next year's finals in Russian Federation.

This is because should Zambia their return leg tie against Algeria in Algiers and Nigeria get complacent in their upcoming fixtures against Cameroon and the Chipolopolo, it's not impossible that the final match day could be a winner-takes-all match.

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They face Cameroon again at Yaounde on Monday in matchday 4 encounter.

Rohr, speaking after the match, said he is happy his team did not let Ikeme down.

The result leaves Cameroon seven points adrift of Group B leaders Nigeria and it seems their hope of qualifying for Russian Federation 2018 is all but gone.

"They were better, faster and more determined than us in one against one".

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Iheanacho, who came in for injured Ighalo, made it 4-0 when he nodded past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondo from Ogenyi Onasi assist in 77th minute.

The Eagles are now unbeaten in 33 World Cup qualifying games.

Buoyed by the opening goal and the boisterous home support, the Eagles doubled their lead after Ighalo dummied Moses' near-post corner-kick, allowing lounging Mikel to side-foot into the roof of the net.

Recent Leicester City signing Kelechi Iheanacho nodded the fourth goal to give Nigeria their widest winning margin since trouncing Zimbabwe 5-1 in Abuja 12 years ago.

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However, the home fans celebrated the first goal of this bruising contest just before the half hour with Nigeria never looking back to seal an important win.


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