Having missed out on the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles are not willing to leave anything to chance in their quest to qualify for the 2019 edition.
In this light, it is expected that the Eagles will be going all out as they face Libya in one of the Match Day 3 games that would be played across the continent this weekend.
With the absence of John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa is leading the Super Eagles again and he will hoping to lead them to victory like he did few weeks ago away to Seychelles.
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Kick off is 4.pm
Super Eagles starting line up
Francis Uzoho, Shehu Abdulahi, Jamilu Collin, Wilfred Ndidi, Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Samuel kalu, Ahmed musa, Odion Ighalo, Alex iwobi, Oghenekaro Etebo
Kick off already in Uyo
Nice start for super eagles
Foul on Ighalo
GOAL!! Jude Ighalo scores from the penalty Spot
Shehu Abdullahi appears injured after a tackle
Libya setling down and holding possession
Libya playing hard and another foul on Abdullahi
Coach Genort Rohr Right on his feet .. wants more from the Eagles
Not looking good for Abudulahi again as he is being attended to by the medics
Nigeria still leading 1-0 courtesy of goal scoredby Ighalo
Game temporarily halted after Jamilu Collins fouls a Libyan player
Yellow card for Wilfred Ndidi
Sand Msoud from Libya receives a yellow card
In the last outing between Nigeria and Libya, the CHAN Eagles won 1-0
Another wasted chance as Samuel Kalu after a good run shoots the ball wide
Chance!!! Counterattack by Super Eagles but the final shot hits the crossbar and out
Jamilu Collin quite close to doubling the lead by Nigeria
Eager faces on the Nigerian bench itching for action
They would have to wait till the second half as the first 45 minutes is over in Uyo!
HALF TIME: Nigeria 1-0 Libya
Second half resumes
Libya get a corner kick
Libya Sub: Mohamed Zubya comes in for Anis Saltou
Ighalo doubles the lead after receiving a good pass from Iwobi
Nigeria 2-0 Libya
The fans enjoying themselves as the Eagles seem to be coasting to victory
Before today, Libya were unbeaten in Group E.. but they are crumbling to the superior firepower of the Super Eagles
Another change by Libya….Rabia Alshadi comes in for Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
Ighalo completes hits hat-trick
Odion Ighalo has now scored 4️ goals in his last 2️ games for Nigeria
Hat-trick hero .. Ighalo out for Isaac Success
Another change by Nigeria … Captain Ahmed Musa goes out for Henry Onyekuru
Ekong gets a yellow card for a foul at the edge of the penalty box.. Can Libya make the best of this
No.. Nigeria clear their line and the pressure is back on Libya
Samuel Kalu makes it 4-0 with a shot from outside the box
Samuel Kalu plays his club football with Bordeaux in France.. One of the new additions to the Eagles’ set up already justifying himself
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