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Monday, 14 February, 2000, 15:54 GMT
Nigeria v Cameroon: Picture gallery

Two of Africa's biggest names, Rigobert Song and Nigerian striker Kanu, came face-to-face
Nigeria's defeat to Cameroon in the 2000 African Cup of Nations could go down as one of football's great injustices.

Nigeria fought back from two goals behind to force a penalty shoot-out - only for Victor Ikpeba's fourth spot-kick to be ruled out.

Television replays showed the ball crossed the line but the miss cost Nigeria the cup as Cameroon captain Rigobert Song slotted in the winner.

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Cameroon were looking to recapture their heydays of the 1980s when they led the way in Africa

And they took the lead through Samuel Eto'o...

The Lions believed victory was in their grasp when Patrick Mboma added a second before half-time

But Raphael Chukwu dragged the Eagles back into the game just before the interval

And Austin Okocha squared things with a breathtaking equaliser which signalled extra-time

Referee Mourad Daami ended Nigeria's hopes when he ruled Ikpeba's spot-kick had not crossed the line

The drama was too much for Nigeria's Sunday Oliseh....

..while Cameroon were left to celebrate their third African Cup of Nations trophy

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