Nigeria vs Cameroon: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Nigeria vs Cameroon: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

 

Nigeria and Cameroon, will battle it out for the sole ticket from their Group B qualifying zone, for the 2018 World Cup that will be staged in Russia.

The Super Eagles are the favourites after winning their first two matches. They have six points, four more than the Indomitable Lions and would be looking to stretch that advantage at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

Kick-off is by 5pm Nigerian time and would be televised on SuperSport.

In the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 2, as well as being available to stream online using the BT Sport app.

In the US, the match will not be available to watch live on television or using an online stream.

John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo are back in Gernot Rohr’s team. Chelsea’s Victor Moses has also been recalled after missing the game against South Africa with injury. However, Alex Iwobi has been ruled out with a thigh strain and replaced byAaron Samuel.

 
 Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been selected for Nigeria’s game against Cameroon despite calls for his young rival Dele Alampasu to play. Photograph: Icon Sport/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Potential starting XI for Nigeria: Ezenwa; Echiejile, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Abdullahi; Mikel, Onazi, Musa, Moses; Iheanacho, Ighalo.

Cameroon boss, Hugo Broos, has called up 23 players for the qualification double-header and the Belgian has stuck largely with the panel that competed in the Confederations Cup.

They will look to Porto striker, Vincent Aboubakar for goals, while captain Benjamin Moukandjo, who plies his trade in China with Jiangsu Suning, will be expected to run the midfield.

Potential starting XI for Cameroon: Ondoa; Mabouka, Fai, Teikeu, Ngadeu; Anguissa, Siani, Djoum, Moukandjo, Bassogog; Aboubakar.

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