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AFCON: Super Eagles Crawl To Quarter Final, Beat Cameroon

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-final of the 32nd African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating Cameroon by 3-2.

The Super Eagles opened scoring through Odion Ighalo early on and looked to be in control till the flurry of goals. But Cameroon equalized and went on to score another goal before the close of the first half.

Ighalo again scored the equalizing goal in the 63rd minute while Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi scored the deciding goal in the 66th minute.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the team for what he called “a delightful win over Cameroonian football team.”

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari acknowledged the hard work, team spirit and sportsmanship the boys exhibited in the tournament, which are good signs for a team destined to excel.

The President urged the team and their handlers to remain focused and determined, assuring them of the fervent prayers and support of all Nigerians.

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