Though Sunday’s game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is ‘just’ a friendly, the rivalry between these two countries cannot be overemphasized.
Down the years, the Nigeria Vs Cameroon fixtures has thrown up exciting memories and while it is not sure how Sunday’s friendly at the 11,000-capacity Edmond Machtens Stadion, Brussels, Belgium will pan out, 366football, your leading Pan-African football portal brings five epic games between the Eagles and the Lions.
The bulk of the unforgettable moments comes from the Africa Cup of Nations where the Lions have somewhat enjoyed more success over the Eagles.
NIGERIA 2 -1 CAMEROON (2004 AFCON QUARTER-FINALS)
Dubbed a final before final, the Super Eagles and the Lions played out a thrilling quarter-final game at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in Monastir, Tunisia on 8th February 2004.
Hoping to continue their then winning run over Nigeria, Samuel Eto’o put the Cameroonians ahead in the 42nd minute.
However, in a stunning manner, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha’s three minutes after restored parity with a sumptuous free-kick that left the Cameroon goal keeper rooted on the spot.
The Eagles had the last laugh through John Utaka’s 73rd minute’s silky finish which finally gave Nigeria over the ever imposing Cameroonians.