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Libya vs Nigeria: 3 Things We Learnt From Super Eagles’ Win In Sfax

On Tuesday night, the Super Eagles took control of Group E in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, with a battling 3-2 victory over Libya in Sfax, Tunisia.

Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria a 2-0 lead, before Mohamed Zubya and Ahmed Benali equalized for the Mediterranean Knights.

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Ighalo however struck again in the dying minutes, to ensure the Eagles got all three points.

What did we learn from the game?

1. Ighalo destroyed Libya: The Changchun Yatai striker has definitely put the 2018 World Cup behind him and seemed to take it out on Libya. The 29-year-old single-handedly gave the Eagles six points in the two fixtures, scoring five times within three days.

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2. Rohr’s in-game management: The German almost threw the game away, despite a bright start. After the Libyans pulled one back, their confidence increased and they began to pin the Nigerians back. But Rohr only brought in John Ogu after it was 2-2.

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3. Libya did well: Over the two games, I think the Mediterranean Knights gave a good account of themselves and were only edged out by a more clinical side. It would be interesting to see if they can topple South Africa in second place with two matches left.

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