Nigeria vs Cameroon head-to-head (H2H) record in AFCON matches

Nigeria vs Cameroon head-to-head (H2H) record in AFCON matches
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As the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations enters its knockout stages, one fixture stands out as a tantalizing encounter that promises to deliver riveting football drama.

Nigeria and Cameroon, two footballing powerhouses with a rich history in African football, are set to face off in the Round of 16.

The announcement of this clash came on a Tuesday evening filled with football fervor, following Senegal's 2-0 triumph over the Syli Stars and Cameroon's hard-fought 3-2 victory against Gambia.

The Super Eagles, navigating through the group stage waters, secured their spot in the knockout stage by finishing as runners-up in Group A.

A closely contested 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau solidified their place in the Round of 16, setting the stage for an intense battle against perennial rivals Cameroon.

The last-16 showdown between Nigeria and Cameroon is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, at 9 pm WAT.

This encounter not only marks a crucial juncture in the current AFCON edition but also reignites a fierce footballing rivalry that has enthralled fans across the continent for decades.

To fully grasp the significance of this upcoming clash, delving into the historical Nigeria vs Cameroon H2H record in AFCON matches becomes imperative.

These football giants have crossed paths numerous times on the grand stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, leaving an indelible mark with their spirited battles, unexpected twists, and unforgettable moments.

Nigeria vs Cameroon H2H record in AFCON matches

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The Nigeria vs Cameroon H2H record between Nigeria and Cameroon in AFCON matches provides a captivating narrative, showcasing the intensity, drama, and unpredictability that have characterized their encounters over the years.

18 Mar 1984: In their first AFCON meeting, Cameroon asserted their dominance with a 3-1 victory, setting the stage for a rivalry that would captivate football fans for decades.

17 Mar 1988: The battle continued with both teams showcasing their prowess, culminating in a hard-fought 1-1 draw that left fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter.

27 Mar 1988: Cameroon secured a narrow 1-0 win, underlining their ability to grind out results against a resilient Nigerian side.

25 Jan 1992: Nigeria turned the tide in this encounter, emerging victorious with a 2-1 scoreline, signaling a shift in the balance of power.

13 Feb 2000: A high-stakes encounter unfolded, ending in a thrilling 2-2 draw as both teams showcased their attacking flair and defensive resilience.

08 Feb 2004: Nigeria secured a crucial 2-1 victory on Cameroonian soil, marking a significant milestone in their AFCON rivalry.

06 Jul 2019: In their most recent AFCON clash, Nigeria emerged triumphant with a thrilling 3-2 win, etching their name in the annals of this storied rivalry.

Nigeria vs Cameroon H2H record

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Date Match Result Score Competition
26 Apr 1960 Nigeria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Dec 1962 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-1 Nkrumah Cup
15 Apr 1963 Cameroon v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
31 Aug 1967 Nigeria v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Dec 1968 Nigeria v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup
22 Dec 1968 Cameroon v Nigeria W 2-3 FIFA World Cup
22 Jan 1975 Nigeria v Cameroon W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Jul 1978 Nigeria v Cameroon D 0-0 African Games
02 Feb 1980 Nigeria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Mar 1984 Cameroon v Nigeria L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations
17 Mar 1988 Nigeria v Cameroon D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations
27 Mar 1988 Cameroon v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations
10 Jun 1989 Nigeria v Cameroon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup
27 Aug 1989 Cameroon v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup
25 Jan 1992 Nigeria v Cameroon W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations
07 Aug 1997 Nigeria v Cameroon W 1-0 LG Cup
13 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Cameroon L 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations
01 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-0 LG Cup
08 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations
11 Oct 2015 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2017 Nigeria v Cameroon W 4-0 FIFA World Cup
04 Sep 2017 Cameroon v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup
06 Jul 2019 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-2 Africa Cup of Nations
04 Jun 2021 Nigeria v Cameroon L 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2021 Cameroon v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

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