The Cameroonian African champion, who was present in Russia last June for the Confederations Cup, will probably not return to the country of the Tsars in one year for the 2018 World Cup.
Except for a miracle, the African champion will not be at the 2018 World Cup. Humiliated 4-0 by Nigeria this Friday in Uyo on the 3rd day of qualifying, Cameroon now accuses 7 lags behind its executioner of the day , which holds the only qualifying place for Russia. Even if there are three days left, including the return round on Tuesday in Yaounde, it’s a lot …
After a good start, the Cameroonians began to draw back and the locals thought of opening the score by Ighalo on free-kick, but his goal was refused for offside. A header at close range of Moses, unsupported, was again trembling the Cameroonian camp. But it was only partly postponed because after a clearing of Ondoa in the opponent’s camp, the Super Eagles perforated their opponents in two passes with in particular a love of balloon of Obi Mikel for Ighalo which resisted Ngadeu to find the fault of a cross-shot (1-0, 29th). Zapped in June, the duo of “Chinese” had just placed his family on the track.
If Ondoa threw himself superbly to divert Simon’s attempt, it did not prevent him from bending again a few minutes later. Forgetful of Moses ‘corner-kick, Obi Mikel had no difficulty in making the break (2-0, 42’). Far from being out of hand with Choupo Moting entering the break, the Cameroonians were still bending on two tackles in the second half, Moses (55th) and Iheanacho (76th) turning the Lions back into humiliation. With this third success in a row, Nigeria can calmly address the continuation of operations, especially as Zambia and Algeria who face each other Saturday are temporarily pointing to eight lengths!
The starting compositions:
Nigeria: Ezenwa – Shehu, Ekong, Balogun, Elderson – Onazi, Ndidi – S. Moses, Mikel, V. Moses – Ighalo
Cameroon: Ondoa – Fai, Ngadeu, Teikeu, Leuko – Siani, Anguissa, Moukandjo – Ngamaleu, Aboubakar, Bassogog