Alex Iwobi scored a second half winner as Nigeria came from behind to knock out holders Cameroon in last-16 thriller in Alexandria, Egypt.
Odion Ighalo put the Super Eagles ahead on 19 minutes before two goals in three minutes from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie saw the Indomitable Lions snatch the advantage before the break.
Former Watford striker Ighalo equalised on 63 minutes and then turned provider for Iwobi who calmly slotted the ball past Ajax keeper Andre Onana. Kanu, watching in the stands, celebrated wildly.
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Nigeria’s 3-2 win sets up a last-8 clash with South Africa who stunned hosts Egypt with a late goal. Mohamed Elneny went off two minutes before Thembinkosi Lorch struck the decisive on the counter-attack after 85 minutes. Watch the video below for the definition of deafening silence.
Your @1xbet_Eng goal of the day is Thembinkosi Lorch's first AFCON goal in his first AFCON appearance ?
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A disappointing evening for Mo who’ll now head off on holiday for a while. It remains to be seen whether Unai Emery sees him as a member of our midfield for next season.