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Who Will Reign Supreme: Nigeria or Cameroon? AFCON Match Preview, Kick-off Time, TV and Live Stream




A mouth watering AFCON clash in the last-16 takes place today, when the Super Eagles of Nigeria trade tackles with the indomitable lions of Cameroon.

The neighbouring countries endured wildly different group stages with the Super Eagles enjoying a cruise into the knockouts with victories over Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau.

Cameroon, meanwhile, were on the verge of a shock exit at the hands of Gambia when two stoppage-time goals help them secure passage to the second round.

But the rumours surrounding their camp and a set on uninspiring performances make them the underdogs to reach the quarter-finals, where they will face Angola or Namibia .

The Indomitable Lions will be keen to avenge their defeat to Nigeria at this stage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations , whereas it was the Super Eagles who were ousted by Tunisia in the last-16 two years ago.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Nigeria vs Cameroon is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off today, Saturday, January 27, 2024. 9pm WAT

The match will take place at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.

Live stream: The game will be aired live and free online via the BBC Sport and iPlayer portals. Sky subscribers can also catch the contest via the Sky Go app for UK residents and SuperSport for Africa audience.

Nigeria vs Cameroon team news

Jose Peseiro has found success with a 3-4-3 formation in Nigeria's last two matches, with Fulham defender Calvin Bassey impressing.

Alhassan Yusuf and William Troost-Ekong are racing back to fitness after injury issues, and both have been pictured in training.

Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman are competing to flank Victor Osimhen while Alex Iwobi may expect to replace Joe Aribo in the middle of the park. Left wing-back Zaidu Sanusi should also return.

Cameroon's preparation has focused on Andre Onana's situation, with the Manchester United goalkeeper reportedly involved in a bust-up with national team chief Samuel Eto'o after being dropped for the Gambia game.

Onana's cousin, Fabrice Ondoa, is his chief competition for the gloves whereas veteran striker Vincent Aboubakar has been declared fit to make his bow at the 2023 AFCON.

Nigeria vs Cameroon prediction

Even though Nigeria were not inspiring in the groups, Nigeria to win 3 goals to one

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