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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Super Eagles Thrash Libya As Ighalo Scores Hat-trick

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Odion Ighalo netted an impressive hat-trick, as Nigeria thrashed Libya 4-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier, played at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday.

Odion Ighalo

The Super Eagles came into the game needing victory, to solidify their position in Group E and topple the visitors.

Ighalo opened scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, which ended 1-0.

The Chungtuna Yatai striker added a brace in the second half, before Samuel Kalu fired in a stunning fourth in the dying minutes of the game.

Nigeria are now in second place with six points, while Libya are third with three points.

South Africa top Group E with seven points.

Libya will be hosting Super Eagles on Tuesday for the return leg match.

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