The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are through to the next round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after their goalless stalemate at Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Tuesday afternoon.
The Central Africans are through to the group stages following their 3-0 first leg win away to Niger and therefore go through on a 3-0 aggregate result.
Although the hosts were favourites going into the clash after their 3-0 demolition of the hosts last week, the Menas surely came back prepared for this one despite also failing to bag a single goal.
At half time, both nations were still locked at 0-0 and the second half began with the home supporters hoping to see goals from the hosts, however, it wasn’t to be.
After 55 minutes, it seemed certain that both sides were going to struggle to break the deadlock after struggles in the final third of the field where attacking players were not decisive enough.
The dying stages of the contest also failed to produce the much needed spark in front of goal and clear cut chances evaded both teams.
Cameroon will be happy that they did the job even though it was not spectacular by any means.
Cameroon: Kameni, Oyongo, Nkoulou, Chedjou, Bedimo, Salli (Moukandjo 60’), Mbia, Siani, Njie (Kweuke 69’), Choupo, Moting, Aboubakar
Niger: Adamou (Cisse M. 62’), Amadou (Oumarou Y. 85’), Daouda, Fatoukouma, Kowa, Lancina, Maazou, Mohamed A (Garba 80’), Mohamed C, Sacko, Soumaila