Holders Cameroon were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Nigeria in a five-goal last-16 thriller.

Goals from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie saw Cameroon lead 2-1 at half-time after Odion Ighalo had put Nigeria ahead in Alexandria, Egypt.

But two goals in three minutes swung the game back in Nigeria’s favour and set up a quarter-final with either hosts Egypt or South Africa.

Ighalo equalised before the forward set up Alex Iwobi to hit the winner.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Nigeria

  • 16Akpeyi
  • 20AwaziemBooked at 70mins
  • 5Troost-Ekong
  • 22Omeruo
  • 2Aina
  • 8Etebo
  • 4Ndidi
  • 15SimonSubstituted forChukwuezeat 60′minutes
  • 18IwobiSubstituted forBalogunat 90+1′minutes
  • 7Musa
  • 9IghaloSubstituted forOnuachuat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ezenwa
  • 3Collins
  • 6Balogun
  • 11Onyekuru
  • 12Shehu
  • 13Chukwueze
  • 14Onuachu
  • 17Kalu
  • 19Ogu
  • 21Osimhen
  • 23Uzoho

Cameroon

  • 1Onana
  • 2Fai
  • 4Banana
  • 5Ngadeu-Ngadjui
  • 6Oyongo
  • 15KundeBooked at 28minsSubstituted forZouaat 87′minutes
  • 14MandjeckBooked at 51minsSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 62′minutes
  • 11Bassogog
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 7N’JieSubstituted forToko Ekambiat 70′minutes
  • 9Bahoken

Substitutes

  • 3Bong
  • 8Zambo Anguissa
  • 10Sutchuin Djoum
  • 12Dawa
  • 16Ondoa
  • 17Toko Ekambi
  • 19Zoua
  • 20Boumal
  • 21Kaptoum
  • 22Kana-Biyik
  • 23Kameni
Referee:
Joshua Bondo

Match Stats

Home TeamNigeriaAway TeamCameroon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Nigeria 3, Cameroon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nigeria 3, Cameroon 2.

Attempt blocked. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Cameroon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Ola Aina.

Yaya Banana (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Onuachu (Nigeria).

Attempt saved. Jacques Zoua (Cameroon) header from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yaya Banana.

Substitution

Substitution, Nigeria. Leon Balogun replaces Alex Iwobi.

Attempt missed. Stéphane Bahoken (Cameroon) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Bassogog with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Cameroon. Jacques Zoua replaces Pierre Kunde.

Foul by Pierre Kunde (Cameroon).

Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Onuachu (Nigeria).

Substitution

Substitution, Nigeria. Paul Onuachu replaces Odion Ighalo.

Attempt missed. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Samuel Chukwueze with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nigeria. Conceded by Yaya Banana.

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Chukwueze.

Attempt missed. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pierre Kunde with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by William Troost-Ekong.

Foul by Stéphane Bahoken (Cameroon).

Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pierre Kunde (Cameroon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Attempt missed. Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Attempt saved. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samuel Chukwueze.

Foul by Christian Bassogog (Cameroon).

Chidozie Awaziem (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yaya Banana (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

Attempt missed. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Cameroon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pierre Kunde with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cameroon. Karl Toko Ekambi replaces Clinton N’Jie.

Booking

Chidozie Awaziem (Nigeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christian Bassogog (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chidozie Awaziem (Nigeria).

Goal!

Goal! Nigeria 3, Cameroon 2. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Odion Ighalo with a through ball.

Ambroise Oyongo (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria).

Goal!

Goal! Nigeria 2, Cameroon 2. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Musa.

Pierre Kunde (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.