Nigeria vs Cameroon: What Super Eagles need to qualify for 2018 World Cup after draw in Yaounde

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Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday , Nigeria are edging closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Gernot Rohr's men failed to convert a couple of chances to make it 2-0, before Ikechukwu Ezenwa brought down a Cameroonian player in the box. Vincent Aboubacar stepped up and levelled from the spot.

The result sees the Super Eagles remain top of Group B with 10 points. Zambia are second with four points, while Cameroon have three and are surely out of the running.

On Tuesday, rock-bottom Algeria will host Zambia in Algiers, after losing 3-1 in the reverse fixture last Saturday and will be hoping to exact revenge.

If they win the game, Zambia can only get six more points. Even if they achieve that feat and the Eagles lose their two remaining fixtures, the Chipolopolo would need to match Nigeria's superior goals difference.

The Eagles however have their destiny in their hands, as they host Zambia on October 7. They could clinch one of Africa's five tickets, before the last round of fixtures, when they travel to Algeria.

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