NGA vs CAM: Kick-off Time & Date, Team News, Potential Starting XI and Head to Head Stat

 Nigeria and Cameroon are set to lock horns in the round 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.


The Super Eagles qualified for the knockout stage with dominant victories over Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau in Group A.

Cameroon's journey to the round of 16 saw several dramatic twists as they narrowly avoided a shock exit at the hands of Gambia with two stoppage-time goals.

This fixture holds added significance as the Indomitable Lions seek redemption for their defeat to Nigeria at the same stage in the 2019 AFCON.


While the Super Eagles aim to overcome the setback they faced against Tunisia in the round 16 two years ago.

Kick-Off Date & Time

The match is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.

Team News.

Nigeria's manager, Jose Peseiro, has found success with a 3-4-3 formation, with key players like Calvin Bassey impressing. Injured players Alhassan Yusuf and William Troost-Ekong are racing to regain fitness, adding suspense to the lineup.

Cameroon, on the other hand, struggles with goalkeeper Andre Onana's situation, as reports suggest a rift with national team chief Samuel Eto'o after being dropped in the Gambia game.

Head to head record.

The head-to-head history favors the Super Eagles, who have lost just one of their last eight meetings with the Indomitable Lions. With 12 wins to Nigeria's name, compared to Cameroon's 5, and 8 draws.

Potential Starting XI

Gk: Nwabali,

DEF: Bassey, Omeruo and Semi Ajayi

MID: Aina, Aribo, Onyeka, Samuel

FOR: Lookman, Victor Osimhen and Simon

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