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Hattrick For Ighalo As Nigeria Thrash Libya

Odion Ighalo was the star of the match in the African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Libya as Nigeria won 4-0.

Ighalo scored in both halves of the game, reminding the country of his quality up front.

Nigeria proved themselves too tough for the Libyan team and was able to scale the hurdle in the qualifier match.

Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Ighalo controlled the game and ensured Nigeria took the maximum three points from the game.

It took Nigeria just four minutes of play to register the first goal of the game.

Ighalo converted from the spot kick after being fouled by Libya goalkeeper, Mohamed Abdaula.

Nigeria capitalized on a quick counter-attack to score the second goal of the game.

Alex Iwobi played a through pass to Ighalo who slots past Abdaula to put the Super Eagles in control of the match.

Ighalo completed his hat trick at the 68th minute when he plays in a cross from Musa. The striker took advantage of Libya unbalanced defense to claim his goal.

Samuel Kalu completed the rout by finding the back of the net through a curling shot, which was too much for Libya keeper.

As it stands in Group E, South Africa tops with 7 points after they demolished Seychelles 6-0.

Nigeria is placed second with 6 points. Libya dropped to the third position while Seychelles stayed at the bottom of the table.

There would be a repeat of the fixture three days time when the second leg of the qualifiers starts.



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