Nigeria to face Cameroon in Afcon last-16

Holders Cameroon will face three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria in the last-16 of the 2019 edition after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Benin, who sealed their place in the knockout stages for the first time.

Clarence Seedorf’s side needed a victory to guarantee they progressed from Group F in first place but found a stubborn Benin side hard to break down in Ismailia.

Cameroon will now face Gernot Rohr’s side in Alexandria on Saturday. Michel Dussuyer’s side held on for a point that means they will progress as one of the four best third-place teams and are likely to face hosts Egypt or Morocco, with South Africa now awaiting the result of Tuesday night’s final fixtures in Group E to see if they have qualified.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau thanks to goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey ensured that the Black Stars topped Group F and they will now face the runner-up from Group E

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