Nigeria knock out holders Cameroon in Nations Cup thriller

Nigeria knock out holders Cameroon in Nations Cup thriller
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Round of 16 - Nigeria v Cameroon - Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - July 6, 2019 Nigeria's Kenneth Omeruo in action with Cameroon's Stephane Bahoken REUTERS/Suhaib Salem -
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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the Africa Cup of Nations as they scored twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 on Saturday.

Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 19th-minute lead but Cameroon hit back with two goals in quick succession before halftime from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie to take a 2-1 lead.

Ighalo levelled again for Nigeria in the 63rd minute amid suspicions of offside before Alex Iwobi snatched the winner for the jubilant Super Eagles three minutes later.

The win earned Nigeria a quarter-final against hosts Egypt or South Africa who were meeting later on Saturday.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)

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