Road to Russia: Nigeria down African champions Cameroon

The Super Eagles of Nigeria made it three wins from three in their qualifying race as they edged closer towards 2018 World Cup, with a 4-0 win over Cameroon on Friday, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Odion Ighalo had scored the first goal, in the 29th-minute before skipper Mikel Obi scored the Eagles second goal in the 41st minute as he converted the goal from a corner kick played by Victor Moses.

Chelsea’s winger Victor Moses scored the home side third goal in the 55th minute.

Kelechi Iheanacho completed the whitewash, by scoring the fourth goal in the 76th minute.

The big victory means, Nigeria top Group B with nine points, while Cameroon have just two points from three matches.

Earlier on Friday, Ghana managed to score in the 85th minute to earn a 1-1 draw against visiting Congo in Group E.

2018 World Cup qualifiers for Africa (rounds 3 and 4)

Thursday: 
Uganda 1-0 Egypt (Grp E) Cameroon v Nigeria (Grp B)
Guinea 3-2 Libya (Grp A) Libya v Guinea (Grp A in Tunisia)

Friday:
Ghana 1-1 Congo (Grp E)
Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon (Grp B)
Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa (Grp D)
Morocco 6-0Mali (Grp C)
Tunisia 2-1 DR Congo (Grp A)

Saturday:

Egypt v Uganda (Grp E)
Zambia v Algeria (Grp B)
Gabon v Ivory Coast (Grp C)
Senegal v Burkina Faso (Grp D)

Monday:

Cameroon v Nigeria (Grp B)
Libya v Guinea (Grp A in Tunisia)

Tuesday:

Congo v Ghana (Grp E)
South Africa v Cape Verde (Grp D)
Ivory Coast v Gabon (Grp C)
DR Congo v Tunisia (Grp A)
Burkina Faso v Senegal (Grp D)
Egypt v Uganda (Grp E)
Mali v Morocco (Grp C)
Algeria v Zambia (Grp B)

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