Nigeria and champions Cameroon, two of Africa’s best groups, will clash competing for a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria on Saturday (today), in a conceivably hazardous tie. The two sides completed second in their particular gatherings, which means a triumph for any of the group will see a plausibility of them confronting Egypt in the quarter-last, if the hosts beat their last 16 adversaries South Africa in Cairo.
The Super Eagles have returned under cruel reactions home, having been unconvincing so far in this competition, and a stun 2-0 destruction to Madagascar didn’t improve the situation either. Be that as it may, the three-time victors of the competition would expectation bob back with a success over their endless opponents, who beat the Eagles thrice in past finals to develop champions.
Like Nigeria, Cameroon will feel that they ought to have topped their gathering subsequent to gathering four from their opening two amusements, however their last match against Benin, which finished 0-0, saw Ghana’s Black Stars move to top of Group F on prevalent objectives.
The Indomitable Lions stay unbeaten in their seven excursions so far this year and were last beaten in the challenge in 2015, yet three of their last four diversions have finished in draws. Also, their runner up completion leaves them with a significantly more troublesome course through the remainder of the challenge.
Nigeria are relied upon to respect some key first-cooperative people once more into their beginning XI for this match subsequent to naming a second-string side against Madagascar.
Arms stockpile’s Alex Iwobi, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo are among the names prone to return. Moses Simon ought to likewise recapture his place, while Daniel Akpeyi will hope to be reviewed in objective, subsequent to keeping clean sheets in the opening two gathering recreations.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana is additionally yet to yield in this present summer’s competition and will hold his gloves for the Lions. Seedorf rolled out four improvements for their last gathering game against Benin and could invite Clinton N’Jie and Gaetan Bong once again into this beginning XI for this one.
Cameroon have not beaten Nigeria in any challenge since 2000, when they guaranteed one of their five Africa Cup of Nations trophies with a punishment shootout triumph in the last.
In reality, the Indomitable Lions have just beaten Nigeria multiple times in 22 past gatherings, yet strikingly, three of those triumphs have come in the last of this challenge. All the more as of late Nigeria have won four and lost none of the last five challenges, including a 5-1 total triumph to seal their place at the 2018 World Cup.