The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup qualifier encounter in the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Jonathan who was President when the Super Eagles won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, took to his verified Twitter handle to express his delight with the emphatic win over the reigning African champions. For close to 20 minutes of the first half, Fabrice Ondoa seemed to be on a stroll on the pitch, given that, he didn't get to touch the ball. He withstood two Cameroonian defenders to score the first goal. It's only by the ending minutes of the first half that the tables turned.
The goals were scored by Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Ighalo opened the scoring in the 29th minute, and Mikel added a second before half time, while Moses made sure of victory with a strike ten minutes after the break.
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Mikel Obi will go on to double the lead in the 42nd minute from a corner-kick.
Cameroonians still hoped for a consolatory goal which was not forthcoming.
Mr Buhari in a statement urged the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde, on Monday.
The win over the African champions took the Super Eagles points haul to a flawless nine from three matches, seven points ahead of the second-placed Cameroonians.