AFCON: Why Nigeria beat Cameroon 2-0 – Sports Minister


The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, has attributed Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the Round of 16 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to the Super Eagles’ resilient, determined, and fighting spirit. In a statement signed by his Media Special Assistant, Diana-Mary Tiku Nsan, Enoh praised the exceptional performance of the team on Saturday night and emphasized the significance of the win for both the team and the nation.

Enoh commended the Super Eagles for their commitment to excellence and unity, acknowledging each player for their outstanding contribution to the match. He stated, “This win is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent that our nation possesses. It not only brings joy to football fans across the country but also enhances Nigeria’s reputation on the international stage.”

Looking ahead to the quarter-finals, Enoh expressed full faith in the Super Eagles, noting that their journey so far has demonstrated resilience and unity. He encouraged the team to maintain their momentum and give their best in the upcoming matches.

The Minister extended his appreciation to the coaching staff, support personnel, and fans for their support, emphasizing that the victory is a collective celebration. Enoh concluded by expressing anticipation for more memorable moments in the Super Eagles’ exciting journey at AFCON 2023.

In the match against Cameroon, Ademola Lookman scored both goals for Nigeria, with assists from Victor Osimhen and Calvin Bassey. The Super Eagles are set to face Angola in the quarter-finals on Friday, February 2.

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