Lookman credits Nigeria team-mates after important win over Cameroon


Ademola Lookman says his Nigeria team-mates' collective effort is responsible for the Super Eagles' win over Cameroon that helped them to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Lookman scored twice as Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 on Saturday at the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan to advance to the quarterfinals.

Lookman, who was named TotalEnergies Man of the Match, said: "Wow, we're so happy to qualify for the quarter-finals.

"The more we play together, the more fluid we become. I'm standing here now but this award reflects the whole team's performance."

The 26-year-old is relishing his first TotalEnergies CAF AFCON experience: "I love this atmosphere, it's incredible. Tonight our fans pushed us to the end because this was Cameroon, and when you wear the Super Eagles shirt, some games resonate more than others."

On Friday, Nigeria will face Angola in the quarters after they beat Namibia 3-0 earlier on Saturday.  

Lookman added: "Angola are a good team. We'll analyze them and prepare. The further you go, the tougher it gets so we'll take it game by game."

Nigeria is searching for their fourth title first since 2013. Lookman's brace brings them one step closer to ending that drought.