Nigeria vs Cameroon, Saturday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations, 1/8 final stage, at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt.
Nigeria will face Cameroon at the Alexandria stadium at the 2019 African Nations Cup, the Nigerians come from an unexpected defeat by Madagascar, but Nigeria secured their place in the round of 16. In this game, the Super Eagles will find the national squad guided by Clarence Seedorf with a team much stronger than the previous ones.
The Nigerians are favourites, although the team has been without sparkle so far. It seems that Nigeria is breaking down, and proof of this was the defeat to Madagascar, which left them in second place in the group behind Madagascar.
It is essential to say that Nigeria has won six of their last seven matches at AFCON, and have an advantage over Cameroon in the games played between each other.
Cameroon has qualified for this stage without defeats and without conceding any goal, which indicates that this game will be very disputed and balanced. However, we have to say that this national team did not have many expectations since there was a hostile environment with some political and administrative problems, that resulted in poor preparation.
Despite all this, they are making a good CAN. Cameroon drew 0-0 with Benin in the final Group F game, but the Indomitable Lions are failing to make a fitting display in defence of their AFCON title, having clinched just one win.
In this game, Clarence Seedorf men want to do better than what they are achieving, but they will find a team with much quality.
Nigeria has had some problems in its offensive sector. In front of a team that is very strong in its defensive sector, makes this game very close and certainly with few goals. However, in this game, I believe more in the team of Nigeria to win.