Cameroon's hopes of 2018 World Cup place ends after draw with Nigeria

Cameroon's hopes of 2018 World Cup place ends after draw with Nigeria

- The return leg was played in Yaounde at the Stade Omnispirts Ahmadu Ahidjo

- Super Eagles now top group Group B with 10 points five ahead of Zambia and 7 ahead of the Lions

- Chelsea right-back Ola Aina was given the clearance to play for the Super Eagles

- Gernot Rohr named the same side that won the first leg 4 - 0 in Uyo

Below is NAIJ.com's LIVE update of the clash. The match kicked off at 6pm;

FT: Cameroon 1 - 1 Nigeria

Moses Simon scored the opener in the 30th minute with a left footed volley after a poor clearance. Cameroon equalized via a Vincent Aboubakar penalty after Ikechukwu Ezenwa was adjudged to have taken down Faye.

The Lions ha 60% of the possession while Nigeria had 40% of it.

As things stand. Nigeria top group B with 10 points from four games, six ahead of Zambia on four points but have played three games.

Cameroon are third with 3 points while Algeria have just a solitary point

Read the match report HERE.

90+ The freekick attempt is just over the bar and after the cameroon play a goal kick the referee blows the full time whistle

90+ Another run by Victor Moses is disrupted when two players fall on him. He receives attention and gets himself ready to play a free kick

90+ Play has to be stopped once again as Ezenwa is down. The 28-year-old clearly sufffering from his clash with Faye some five minutes earlier.

90+ Five minutes of stoppage time given. Echiejile does well to shield a cross for Ezenwa to hold onto

88' Right now the Eagles are just holding on now as the Cameroonians launch wave and wave of attacks at the Nigerian defense. Still Cameroon 1 - 1 Nigeria

87' SUB! Onazi off, Oghenekaro Etebo comes on

85' Ezenwa is back on his feet now but it is clear from the replays that he was really hurt by Aboubakar. Etebo looks to be preparing to come on

83' SAVE! Ezenwa makes a wonderful save from Zambo Anguisa's shot and the follow up is also cleared but the FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalie is kicked hard in the chest

80' SAVE! Ondoa is forced to make a save from Victor Moses freekick which looked to be going in

79' SUB: Odion Ighalo off, Kelechi Iheanacho on

76' YELLOW CARD shown to Ogenyi Onazi for stopping a midfielder running to the byline attempting a cross

75' GOOOOAAAALLL!! The African Champions equalize as Aboubakar sends Ezenwa the wrong way

73' PENALTY to Cameroon after Ezenwa is penalized for a foul on an attacker. Vincent Aboubakar to take

70' Cameroon have had 61% of possession so far in this game with the Eagles having just 39% of it but they still lead

69' Cameroon concede a corner and Victor Moses takes but the attempted volley is not met well by Onazi

65' SUB: Mikel Obi off, Ndubisi Agu on

60' Cameroon Moukandjo off, Bassagog on, Nsame off, Vincent Aboubakar

59' Still Cameroon 0 - 1 Nigeria. Moses Simon with the only goal after Victor Moses' volleyed cross meets him on the left

56' Shehu is penalized for a foul but Moukandjo's attempted cross is easily cleared by the Nigerian defense

55' Another mazy run by Victor Moses leaves a defender for dead at the corner flank but his cross is just cleared

53' WHAT A TACKLE! Ekong does well to clear what looked like a sure goal from Nsama after the striker found himself alone in the box

52' Leon Balogun is booked and its a freekick for Cameroon but the attempt from Moukandjo is caught but Ezenwa. At the other end Victor Moses tries a curler from outside the box which is well wide

49' Onazi does well to stop an attack from Siani right in front of the Eagles box

47' Like the first half, the Lions have more of he possession and are really looking for a goal but the center-back pairing of Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun are standing strong

46' Second half kicks off

HT: Cameroon 0 - 1 Nigeria.

Moses Simon with the only goal of the game so far as the Eagles put one leg into qualification of 2018 FIFA World Cup

45' CLEARED! William Troost-Ekong does well to clear a cross for a corner as Olinga looked to head into the box. One minute of extra-time given

44' Moses Simon goes on a wonderful run and tries to find Ighalo but the defender is just quick enough to

42' Foul on Victor Moses who tracks back to defend but the subsequent ball is poor

40' Cameroon have gone all out attacking in this game as they seek one goal and that has left them exposed to the odd counter attacks

36' As things stand. Nigeria top group B with 12 points, eight ahead of Zambia on four

34' Play is stopped because Victor Moses is down injured. The Chelsea however returns to the pitch of play

33' Moses finds Ighalo in the box and the China based man does well to hold up a defender and dribble past him but his left footed shot is sent over

32' Ighalo's cross is just cleared for a corner kick despite the efforts of Ondoa to stop it from going out

31' More on the goal: Shehu sends a pass to Ighalo who holds up a defender and has his shot cleared to Victor Moses who volleys a cross back into the box.

The weak clearance meets Simon who has the simple option of volleying into the net from the left

30' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL! Moses Simon scores after good work from Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo. Cameroon 0 - 1 Nigeria

26' CHANCE! The Lions have a chance to score after the Nigerian defense fails to clear its lines but the shot by Moukandjo is blocked by Onazi

25' Marvelous! Leon Balogun shows his ball playing skills as he goes on a run the front of his box to the Cameroon half and he is fouled. The subsequent freekick from Victor Moses is too high for anyone to connect with

23' Moses has been Nigeria's brightest spot so far and has been the chief attacking threat for Nigeria

ICYMI: The Line ups:

Nigeria XI vs Cameroon: Ezenwa, Shehu, Echiejile, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Ndidi, Mikel, Victor Moses, Moses Simon, Ighalo

Cameroon XI vs Nigeria: Ondoa Fai, Teikeu, Banana, Leuko Siani, Zambo, Moukandjo, Djoum Olinga, Nsame

22' Another outstanding run by Victor Moses sees the Chelsea man connect with Mikel Obi, Echiejile, Ighalo but the final ball is lacking and the Lions clear

20' CHANCE! Flashing header by Yaya Banana is just wide and a follow up by Nsame sees the player flagged offside

18' Onazi is forced to commit a foul on Moukandjo. Cameroon have had all the biggest chances in this match have come from indirect freekicks

14' MAZY RUN by Victor Moses as he beats three defenders from the right leads to a corner which is cleared to Onazi whose shot is eventually cleared

12' Freekick from Victor Moses is cleared and Cameroon regroup.

10' CROSS! Anguisa's cross the right after a defensive mix-up is well saved by Ezenwa in goal. The Lions have dominated the game so far

9' WIDE! Bassagog's cross from the right is attacked by Nsame but the striker's hot is just wide

8' The subsequent corner kick is just beyond Balogun and Cameroon counter with Bassagog

7' Nigeria win a freekick just after the halfway line. Victor Moses cross is sent out for a corner

5' Leon Balogun does well to read an attacking move and clear the ball out for a throw-in

3' The lions have started the game brighter of the two sides like they did in Uyo but with little verve up front

1' Wilfred Ndidi commints a foul on Zambo Anguisa. A long ball played into the box by Moukandjo is easily saved by Ezenwa

1' Kick off. Cameroon kick off and immediately play the ball out for a goal kick

Line ups:

Nigeria XI vs Cameroon: Ezenwa, Shehu, Echiejile, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Ndidi, Mikel, Victor Moses, Moses Simon, Ighalo

Cameroon XI vs Nigeria: Ondoa Fai, Teikeu, Banana, Leuko Siani, Zambo, Moukandjo, Djoum Olinga, Nsame

Read the match preview below;

The Super Eagles are prepared for their return leg clash against Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

The match will be played today, Monday, September 4 at the Stade Omnispirts Ahmadu Ahidjo in Yaoundé at 6pm.

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Goals from Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho had given Nigeria a 4 - 0 win in the first leg in Uyo.

Cameroon vs Nigeria: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier preview

Mikel Obi celebrates his goal in the first leg. Photo: FIFA.com

Nigeria is currently placed top of Group B with 9 points five ahead of Zambia and seven ahead of the Indomitable Lions.

Cameroon vs Nigeria: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier preview

The Eagles currently top group B

Chelsea defender Ola Aina, currently on-loan at Hull City is in line to make his Super Eagles debut after he was given clearance to play.

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There are no indications that the team which won the first leg with Aina confirmed to make his debut at right-back.

NAIJ.com will run a live update on the clash when it kicks off at 6pm.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com asked Nigerians if they thought Cameroon have been historically inferior to Nigeria and this is what they said;

Source: Sports.naij.com

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