Nigeria put up a commanding attack masterclass to dismantle the Africa’s Champion, Cameroon, in a highly convincing 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
Ighalo opened the scoring in the 29th minute, and Mikel added a second before half time, while Moses made sure of victory with a strike ten minutes after the break.
Substitute Iheanacho wrapped up the triumph 14 minutes from time, as the Super Eagles move up to nine points after three matches. They’re seven ahead of second-placed Cameroon, with Algeria and Zambia on one point ahead of their match in Lusaka on Saturday.
Iheanacho completed the rout after coming off the bench, to hand Cameroon their worst result since 1968.
As Hugo Broos attempts to pick up his bruised and battered African champion for the return match in Yaounde on Monday, Nigerian fans can already begin dreaming of a third consecutive World Cup appearance next summer.