Nigeria edge Libya 3-2 in reverse AFCON qualifiers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Libya 3-2 to top Group E in the reverse fixture for AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

The win, was, however inspired by inform Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo, who scored twice in the match played at Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia.

He scored his first goal in the 14th minute before assisting Ahmed Musa to double Nigeria’s lead.

The Libyans replied by pulling one goal back just before the halftime through Mohamed Zubya.

The determined attempt by the Libyans continued in the second half with Ahmed Benali equalising in the 74th minute.

The Super Eagles, however, secured all the three points thanks to Ighalo’s second strike in the 81st minute.

The other Group E match between Seychelles and South Africa ended in a 0-0 draw.


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