Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits World Cup hopes are gone

Posted September 04, 2017

Nigeria's Super Eagles on Friday remain Group B leaders in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after whipping the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. Congo had led from the 18th minute after a defensive error was exploited by Thievy Bifouma and picked up their first point of the campaign.

Algeria and Zambia, who have one point each, tackle each other in Lusaka on Saturday.

"It has been long we had a near flawless selection of players that had brought the best out of the Super Eagles, " he said.

Obi Mikel's clever punt from midfield set Ighalo away for the first goal in the 29th minute.

Ola Aina, the new boy who has been cleared by Federation Internationale de Football Association to play for Nigeria said, "we are going to adopt the same approach and try to dominate them".

Another breezy run by Moses saw his final pass blocked by Ngadeu, but from the corner kick, taken by Moses, Mikel Obi smashed home for Nigeria's second.

A fourth goal from a flying header by substitute Kelechi Iheanacho off an Onazi Ogenyi cross in the 76th minute crowned a very satisfying outing for the hosts.

"But we will now need to win our next three matches and expect Nigeria to lose their next three games to stand any chance".

In Kumasi, Ghana's World Cup chances suffered a severe knock and despite dominating large parts of the match, it was Congo who opened the scoring goal after 18 minutes through Thievy Bifouma. I see a situation where they will come out on us and we hit them and get the win.

"Every member of the team was in great form today, including the goalkeeper, Ezenwa".

Uganda are top of the group on seven points after yesterday's 1-0 win over Egypt, who are second on six points.

The Cameroon v Nigeria match will be staged at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, kick-off at 19h00 CAT.