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Aboubakar's penalty not enough

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Vincent Aboubakar's penalty in the 75th minute was enough to prevent Nigeria being able to wrap up qualification this week, it was not enough to keep Cameroon's own hopes of top spot alive.

The Super Eagles dropped the pace substantially in the second half and paid for it, as the hosts' presence in their neighbours' half greatly improved.
Zambia will be able to cut the gap to the leaders tomorrow if they are able to defeat Algeria but Nigeria remain firmly in control.
Nigeria took the lead through Moses Simon in the 30th minute.
Nigeria lead the group with 10 points, followed by Zambia on four points. Cameroon boost of three points while Algeria have only one point from three matches.

Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ighalo the heroes as Nigeria defeat Cameroon in Uyo

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Nigeria took one step closer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 4 - 0 win over West African rivals Cameroon in their qualifier played on Friday, September 1.
The Eagles came onto the game top of group B with six points while their rivals came second in the group with two points.
Cameroon shorned the Eagles of the ball in the early exchanges and stand in goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa had to be on top of his game to save a header from defender Ngadeu

The opener would come from Odion Ighalo who dribbled Teikeu after collecting a pass from captain John Mikel Obi to open the scoring.
Mikel Obi scored the second when he side footed a corner kick from Victor Moses into the goal. Ighalo dis well to dummy the ball for Mikel to score.
The Eagles almost had a third before half time by Teikeu did well to clear Victor Moses cross after a counter-attack.
The Eagles started the second half the same way the did the first; chasing the game and Zambo Anguisa forcing Ezenwa to save from his long range e…

Photo: A long way back to 2005 WYC , where are these trio now?

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where are these 3 now???
Verily I say their careers all went different path

Chelsea’s Obi Mikel and Akpeyi make Nigeria Olympics squad

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The Dream Team VI handler has named the duo as his overage players for the Rio 2016 men's football eventJohn Obi Mikel and Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi have been confirmed as Nigeria’s overage players to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Guus hiddink heaps praises on Mikel

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Chelsea boss, Guus Hiddink, has praised John Mikel Obi for
bringing balance to the team following the 2-2 draw against
Watford. The Nigerian set a new milestone in the game.
‘Today I liked our intensity but we also have to look for a
balance in the team. It’s a very attacking-orientated team.
‘When we have a midfield with all creative players it’s
beautiful but sometimes you need a balance and I thought
John Obi gave us that balance. When you have the creative
players such as Matic, Oscar, Willian coming inside and
Cesc as well, sometimes you have to choose in a different
way,’ he said in his post-match conference. The Dutchman, who was overseeing his first game since
taking charge until the end of the season, praised the spirit
of the side while expressing disappointment that his team
failed to take all three points. The Blues had taken the lead through Diego Costa just after
the half-hour mark, but 10 minutes later Watford equalised
when Troy Deeney converted from the penalty spot…
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