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Super Eagles last night in Brussels put to sword fierce rivals Cameroon 3-0
in a much improved display from the loss to DR Congo.
After the shambolic showing against DRC on Thursday, the Super Eagles
raised their game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to win this
friendly and ease pressure on coach Sunday Oliseh after his major falling out
with Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama
Nigeria deserved their lead in the 39th minute through Efe Ambrose.
The Celtic defender rose above the Cameroon defence to power home a free
kick from the right taken by Mikel Obi.
Incidentally, it was just minutes after Ambrose almost put the ball into his
own net when his back pass beat an onrushing goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
Moses Simon scored his second Eagles goal on the hour when he blasted
past the Cameroon goalkeeper after he was released by skipper Ahmed
Substitute Odion Ighalo took the game beyond the Indomitable Lions with a
third goal two minutes from time when he headed hoEaqgles me off a
delightful cross by Elderson Echiejile from the left flank.
Cameroon would also struggle when skipper Stephane Mbia was sent off in
the 47th minute after his second booking of the night.
Before then, Cameroon young goalkeeper Ondoa had to pull off at least two
big saves to deny the Super Eagles.
In the ninth minute, the Barcelona second team shot stopper had to go
down quickly to keep out a menacing ball heading for goal.
He will also get a strong hand to a pile drive by Emmanuel Emenike after 31
But after Nigeria’s goal, Cameroon raised their game and ought to have at
least drawn level particularly in the 44th minute when spurs winger Clinton
Njie got behind the Eagles defence, but Leonard Kweuku could not get a touch to his pass from inside the six-yard box.