The Super Eagles will host Cameroon on matchday-three of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Uyo on Friday September 1, 2017.
With two wins, the Eagles lead Group B on six points, while Cameroon has two points from the same number of games.
The two sides have clashed in 20 matches – including competitive and friendly games. Nigeria won 10, while Cameroon got four wins, while six of the 20 past encounters ended in draw.
Ahead of the crucial game in Uyo, Completesportsnigeria.com’s JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at how both teams have fared against each other in the past encounters…
NIGERIA 0-0 CAMEROON: International friendly: 1960
NIGERIA 3-1 CAMEROON: Kwame Nkrumah Cup: 1962
CAMEROON 1-3 NIGERIA: International friendly: 1963
NIGERIA 1-1 CAMEROON: International friendly: 1967
NIGERIA 1-1 CAMEROON: 1970 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, 1st leg, 1st round
CAMEROON 2-3 NIGERIA: 1970 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, 2nd leg, 1st round
NIGERIA 1-0 CAMEROON: International friendly: 1975
NIGERIA 0-0 CAMEROON: 1978 All Africa Games, Group Stage
NIGERIA 0-0 CAMEROON: International friendly: 1980
CAMEROON 3-1 NIGERIA: 1984 AFCON Final
NIGERIA 1-1 CAMEROON: 1988 AFCON, Group Stage
CAMEROON 1-0 NIGERIA: 1988 AFCON Final
NIGERIA 2-0 CAMEROON: 1990 World Cup Qualifier, 1st leg, Group Stage
CAMEROON 1-0 NIGERIA: 1990 World Cup Qualifier, 2nd leg, Group Stage
NIGERIA 2-1 CAMEROON: 1992 AFCON, 3rd Place Match
NIGERIA 1-0 CAMEROON: 1997 LG Cup
CAMEROON 4-3 (pens) NIGERIA: 2-2 in regulation time – AFCON 2000 Final
NIGERIA 3-0 CAMEROON: 2003 LG Cup
NIGERIA 2-1 CAMEROON: 2004 AFCON, Quarter-final
NIGERIA 3-0 CAMEROON: International friendly: 2015
Players who will begin Tuesday’s training in Uyo are skipper John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Alampasu, Ola Aina, Mikel Agu, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Elderson Echiejile, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Iheanacho, William Troost-Ekong, and Wilfred Ndidi.
Players expected on Tuesday are Victor Moses, John Ogu, Anthony Nwakaeme, Leon Balogun, Aaron Samuel, Uche Agbo and Moses Simon.
The Super Eagles are top of Africa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B with six points, after wins over Zambia and Algeria in their first two matches, while the Lions lie second with only two points following 1-1 draws with Algeria and Zambia.