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2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Top Table After Libya 2nd Leg Defeat

Three-time African champions, Super Eagles went top of the Group E table in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualification series, with a 3 – 2 victory over the Meditteranean Knights of Libya.

The game took place on Tuesday night at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxi.

Odion Ighalo put Nigeria in the lead in the 14th minute and Ahmed Musa doubled the lead, three minutes after. But the Libyans pulled one back through Mohamed Zubya in the 35th minute, while Ahmad Benali levelled the game in the 74th minute.

Ighalo’s superb finish at the 81st minute consolidated the Eagles victory.

Recall that Nigeria had thrashed Libya 4 – 0 in the first leg encounter in Uyo, on Saturday.

The coach Gernot Rohr’s men lead the table with 9 points, following closely is South Africa with 8 points, after they played a goalless draw with Seychelles earlier at the Stade Linite in Victoria.

The Bafana Bafana had outclassed Seychelles in the first leg 6-0 at the FNB Stadium Johannesburg last weekend but failed to secure a win over the eastern African country.

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