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Sports - October 17, 2018

Super Eagles tops AFCON Group E

Odion Ighalo.

Super Eagles now sits on top of the AFCON Group E, following their 3-2 victory against Libya in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday.

A brace by Odion Ighalo and another goal by Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria’s Super Eagles the victory over hosts Libya, in their first encounter was beaten in Uyo, on Saturday.

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 35th minute, leaving Ighalo to increase the margin in the 81st minute to keep them ahead of South Africa in the group.

With the victory, Super Eagles now have nine points, overtaking South Africa who played a goalless draw away at Seychelles earlier on Tuesday.

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


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