The Super Eagles of Nigeria dispatched their perennial rivals the Indomitable lions of Cameroon 4-0 to further consolidate their lead in the race for the 2018 World Cup African qualifiers sole ticket in Group B on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium Uyo
Goals from Changchun Yatai F.C’s of China’s Odion Ighalo; Tianjin TEDA F.C’s Mikel Obi; Chelsea FC winger Victor Moses, and Leicester City New Signing Kelechi Iheanacho got the goals as the Eagles cruised to victory
After a slow start the Eagles eventually got into their groove which ever impressive captain John Mikel Obi controlling things in the middle
Ex Watford man Odion Ighalo who was recalled into the side following the Super eagles dismal performance against South Africa justified his inclusion when he latched on to a Mikel Obi pass and showed great strength to hold off the larger Cameroonian defender and fire home in the 28th minute for Nigeria’s 1st
The China-based forward, however, got yellow-carded for taking off his jersey while celebrating.
Captain fantastic Mikel made it 2-0 in the 42nd when he latched onto a Victor Moses corner poking into the post as the Nigerians went into the break on top
The eagles continued where they left off in the 2nd half tormenting the Cameroonians and after 11 minutes Chelseas dazzling winger Victor Moses combined exquisitely with the also impressive Belgium based Moses Simon to slot home Nigeria’s 3rd
It was all Nigeria from then on and the Eagles put the cherry on the cake when Leicester City New signing Kelechi Iheanacho who came on as a sub in for injured Ighalo, made it 4-0 when he nodded past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondo from Ogenyi Onasi assist in 77th minute.
With the victory Nigeria now have 9 points and top group B Cameroon have just two points from three matches. The other teams in the group Zambia and Algeria square of tomorrow
The Super Eagles will travel to Yaoundé to play Cameroon in the return leg on Monday