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Afcon 2019: Super Eagles showed mental strength against Cameroon - Oliseh

01:38 EAT 07/07/2019
Oghenekaro Etebo - Nigeria vs. Cameroon
Second-half goals Ighalo and Iwobi helped Gernot Rohr's team overcome the reigning African champions in a grueling encounter

Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has lauded the Super Eagles for their mental strength following Saturday's 3-2 win over Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash.

The three-time African champions fought back from a goal deficit at half-time to edge the Indomitable, with two goals within three minutes of play in the second-half.

Odion Ighalo’s double and a match-winning goal from Alex Iwobi helped Nigeria to win the five-goal thriller in Alexandria.

They will meet South Africa in the quarterfinals on July 10, after Stuart Baxter's men defeated host nation Egypt 1-0 in Cairo.

 Oliseh feels the Super Eagles can go all the way for their fourth continental crown, after fighting tooth and nail for the victory in Alexandria.

“Super Eagles players show strong mental strength to beat Cameroon and qualify for the quarter-finals. Now everything is possible! Delighted for the boys,” Oliseh tweeted.