Mikel, Moses score as Nigeria crush Cameroon 4-0

Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho scored as Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0 in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match played in Uyo, Nigeria on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The big win has put the Super Eagles within touching distance of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.
Eagles moved up to nine points at the top of Group B, a comfortable seven clear of the second-placed Indomitable Lions. Zambia and Algeria will battle in Lusaka on Saturday to finally give the group a clear picture.
Cameroon started the stronger of the two teams, settling quickly into a passing rhythm and also pressing high up the pitch to make it difficult for the hosts to play out from the back.
Yet it was only five more minutes until the Super Eagles broke the deadlock with Odion Ighalo outmuscling defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui to score a superb low finish. Mikel made it 2-0, getting ahead of his marker to meet Moses’ corner kick.
Nigeria added a third goal just 10 minutes into the second half, with a speedy counter attack seeing Victor Moses exchange passes with fellow wideman Simon Moses before firing home a low shot. And in the 76th minute Moses and Ogenyi Onazi combined superbly down the right flank to hand substitute Kelechi Iheanacho a simple header into an almost empty net.
Both sides will meet again for the return game in Yaoundé on Monday evening.