Gallant Eagles throw out AFCON champions

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The hope of Cameroon qualifying for  FIFA World Cup 2018 has been dashed after a 1-1 draw with the  The Super Eagles.

The Eagles took the lead in the first half through Moses Simon before Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon equalised from the penalty spot in the second half.

With the draw, the Eagles maintain their strong hold in Group B on 10 points which means Cameroon, on three points, are out of contention    for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket.

The Eagles almost took the lead in seventh minute following a swung in free-kick from Victor Moses which a Cameroon defender almost headed into his own net.

In the 20th minute Cameroon won a free-kick in a good area but nothing came out of it.

The Super Eagles eventually took the lead in the 30th minute through Simon who latched on to Odion Ighalo’s assist following a goalmouth scrambble.

Ighalo almost doubled the lead on 32 minutes after good foot-work but his shot went just inches over the bar.