Ighalo bags first International hat-trick as Eagles thrash Libya 4-0 in Uyo

Ighalo bags first International hat-trick as Eagles thrash Libya 4-0 in Uyo

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo bagged a hat-trick for the Super Eagles to get their 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign back on track in Uyo.

 


The Super Eagles are now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind new leaders South Africa, who earlier today trounced Seychelles 6-0 in Johannesburg.

Ighalo gave the home team some comfort in the 58thminute, when he scored his second after he was released by Alex Iwobi.

 

The under-fire striker then completed his hat-trick on 69 minutes, when he put away a low cross from the right by the skipper Ahmed Musa.

 

Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu netted Nigeria’s fourth and a well deserved goal on the dot of full time, when he curled an unstoppable shot from outside the box after he was set up by substitute Henry Onyekuru.

 

Both Nigeria and Libya will do battle again in a reverse fixture in Sfax, Tunisia, on Tuesday.

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