The Super Eagles of Nigeria reached the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after Ademola Lookman scored twice to beat Cameroon in the rounds of 16 in Abidjan.

The Super Eagles had an early Semi Ajayi goal disallowed following a VAR review in this last-16 clash before the constant pressing and bullying of the Cameroon defence by Victor Osimhen led to Lookman finding the net in the 36th minute.

The Nigerians came surging forward in the second half and gave no breathing space to the Lions of Cameroon before finally getting the winning goal in the 90th minute to seal victory. 

Despite introducing Vincent Aboubakar, top scorer at the 2021 tournament, late on for his first appearance after a muscle injury sustained on the eve of the finals, Cameroon failed to register a shot on target.

Nigeria will face Angola on Friday by 6:00pm in the Quarter Finals of the competition.

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