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AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles beat Libya 3-2

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Libya’s comeback falls short as they lose a competitive match on home soil for the first time since October 7, 2017. Odion Ighalo’s brace and an Ahmed Musa goal got Nigeria a massive away win. 

A brace by Odion Ighalo and another goal by Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria ’ s Super Eagles a 3 -2 victory over hosts Libya in Sfax , Tunisia , to move top of Group E of 2019 AFCON Qualifiers .

The Super Eagles led the game 2 – 0 in the first half , with Ighalo and Musa scoring three minutes apart . Libya ’ s Mohamed Zubya reduced the deficit in the 35 th minute.

And in the second half, Ahmad Benali levelled for Libya after the team piled a lot of pressure on the Nigerians .

But Ighalo in the 81 st minute gave Eagles the full three points , to keep them ahead of South Africa in the group .

The Super Eagles now have nine points , overtaking South Africa who played a goalless draw away at Seychelles earlier today .

Libya are third in the group with four points and Seychelles have had just a point .

The teams in the group will next meet on 16 November , with Nigeria travelling to South Africa , while Seychelles will host Libya .

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