By Emmanuel Ebimoh
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed a huge task if they are to progress to the quarter finals in the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations competition against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The defending champions, Cameroon, who have ex-Dutch midfielder, Clarence Seedorf as their coach, have maintained an impressive performance in the competition so far, although conceding top position to Ghana in the group stage.
The last time these two African football giants met was in the quarter finals of the 2004 edition where goals from Jay Jay Okocha and John Utaka secured a 2-1 victory for the Super Eagles. For Gernot Rohl and his Nigeria team, they would be hoping for a repeat of that game.
Former Cameroon International, Lauren has said that although the Super Eagles did not play to their full potentials in the last 2018 FIFA World Cup, he tips them as one of the favourites to lift the 2019 AFCON trophy. The game will be played on Saturday, 6th July in Alexandria stadium.
In the other round of 16 pairings, host Egypt will play South Africa, Morocco battles Benin, and Madagascar will be hoping for victory against DR Congo. Other games will see Algeria trade tackles with Guinea, Mali face Ivory Coast, and Ghana will battle Tunisia.
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