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Old foes Cameroon and Nigeria face off in Austria

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Old foes Cameroon and Nigeria face off in Austria
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CAN 2021: Old foes Cameroon and Nigeria face off in a FIFA International friendly Match on the 04/06/21 at Wiener Neustadt – Vienna, Austria

When you talk about epic head-to-head African clashes, does the thought of a Cameroon versus Nigeria tie flow into your memory? It is not just your ordinary football match; it is a battle for pride and bragging rights among two fierce rivals and neighbours.

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The old age foes fold their sleeves for another round of bare-knuckled battle when they clash in a FIFA international friendly match on the 04/06/21 at Wiener Neustadt – Vienna, Austria

Overall, Cameroon and Nigeria have met 23 times with Nigeria the most successful in their meetings as they have won 12 times while Cameroon has won 4 times  and the rest ending up in draws.

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Their first official meeting dates back to 1960 in an international friendly with the game ending a goalless draw. In their next two meetings, Nigeria then tasted identical 3-1 victories, one which was a tie at the Nkrumah Cup in 1961 and the following year in an international friendly.

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Of those 23 meetings between these two African giants, seven have been at the AFCON including three final meetings which Cameroon emerged victors in all.

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The question that remains is, who will win the next edition of their clash? Or are you expecting a draw? 

To many and maybe even me, the answer is simple; it is either a win for Nigeria or a draw so long as it is not a final. SMILES.

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