Cameroon: Super Eagles Arrive Yaounde, Set to Fly Over Lions
Nigeria’s Senior National team, The Super Eagles, this evening arrived Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, for tomorrow’s return leg Group B match of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier. The team left Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State this afternoon and arrived in Yaounde, Cameroon about an hour ago, according to an update available in the Nigeria Football Federation twitter account (@thenff). They are lodged at the Hilton Hhonors, according to that update.
It would be recalled that The Super Eagles trounced the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0, in the first leg match played at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, last Friday. The team is leading Group B of the African round of qualifiers with 9 points, followed by Zambia who garnered 4 points yesterday, courtesy of their 3-1 win over Algeria. Cameroon is third in that group with 2 points, while Algeria is at the bottom of the group with 1 point. All the teams have played 3 matches and have three matches to go, beginning from tomorrow.
The match between Cameroon and Nigeria is scheduled for 6.00pm tomorrow, Monday, 4th September 2017. If Nigeria wins that match and Zambia loses against Algeria when both countries play on Tuesday, Nigeria would book an early ticket to Russia, with unassailable 12 points. Nigeria’s success so far has received a boost from the successful approval granted to Ola Aina, former England’s junior international, to play for his fatherland, Nigeria. Aina is currently on loan to Hull City, from his English Premiership side, Chelsea Football Club. He has always expressed eagerness to star for Nigeria and may make his competitive debut for the team tomorrow.
See below some pictures of the Super Eagles just before their departure for Yaounde, Cameroon:
- Cornelius Ellah