The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles will be gunning for a possible double over their Libyan counterparts in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tonight.
The Eagles trounced the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 in the reverse fixture a few days ago in Uyo and now they will be hoping to get another good result, this time at the Taïeb M’hiri Stadium, Sfax, Tunisia
A win for Nigeria on Tuesday would take the Super Eagles much closer to a place at the 2019 AFCON finals to be staged in Cameroon especially after Seychelles held South Africa to barren earlier in the day in Victoria.
The Nigerian team is second on the Group E table with six points, two less than leaders South Africa who have played a game more.
Should the Super Eagles win, they will jump to top spot and inch closer to qualifying for the 2019 AFCON after misses in 2015 and 2017.
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Kick off is 7.pm
Super Eagles XI: Francis Uzoho, Leon Balogun, William Ekong, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Ogehenekaro Etebo, Wilfed Ndidi, Ahmed Musa (c), Kalu Samuel, Alex Iwobi, Ighalo Odion.
First throw in goes the way of Libya
Free kick for Super Eagles near the center circle
The game has been even so far
Ahmed Musa wins a free kick for Nigeria not far from the Libya box
Samuel Kalu tries a cross from the left wing but it goes straight into the goalkeeper’s hand
Ighalo scores again against Libya
Ahmed Musa doubles the lead for Nigeria as Ighalo provides the assist for the skipper
Libya try a run into the Nigeria defence but Leon Balogun checkmates the move expertly
The Super Eagles passing the ball around trying to tease the Libyans to come out again
CHANCE for Libya .. Uzoho saves from a tight angle and the rebound goes off target
Ahmed Musa makes a dashing run into the Libya box but the ball played away for a corner
Solid header away gives Libya some reprieve
A mistake by Leon Balogun but a quick cover by Wilfred Ndidi
Early change: Libya’s Bader Ahmed comes in for Mohammed Ali
GOAL!!! Libya pull one back
YELLOW CARD: Anis Saltou gets booked for descent
Libya making a shout for a penalty but referee waves it off
The goal scored by Mohamed Zubya has woken up the Libyans
Yellow Card: Muhammed Abudulsalam booked for a rough tackle on Iwobi
Shot!!! Libya tries a low drive Uzoho almost spills that but he quickly recovers for a second catch
Uzoho receives some treatment but up now.. Two minutes added time
Libya trying to finish the first half on a high but Nigeria escape the scary moment
HALF-TIME Libya 1-2 Nigeria
Second half underway… Super Eagles restart the game
Needless Yellow card for Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho booked for time wasting
Too much time on ball sees Iwobi being dispossessed of the ball inside the Libya box
High boots on Ighalo… Super Eagles get a free kick
GREAT SAVE….. Libya getting close and closer to getting and equaliser
Ola Aina first gets a crucial block before Uzoho makes a fingertip save to preserve Nigeria’s lead
Free kick for Libya in a somewhat prime position
The ball swung in… Libya gets a header but Uzoho makes an easy save
CHANCE… Libya almost with the equaliser but Uzoho to the rescue
Ahmed Musa with a shot but goes way off target
Libya SUB: Rabia Alshadi comes in for Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
Free kick for Nigeria… Ighalo hacked down by the Libyan defenders
Iwobi tries a shot in the box but his effort was well blocked
Another shot from Iwobi but it goes wide
Nigeria bossing the ball possession have 63% compared to Libya’s 37%
GOALLLLLLL!! Libya get the equaliser
The Super Eagles defenders caught flat-footed
Two-goal lead gone for the Super Eagles
Sub for Nigeria.. John Ogu in for Oghenekaro Etebo
Samuel Kalu taken off for Henry Onyekuru
Ighalo scores for Nigeria against the run of play
New Goal Line: Libya 2-3 Nigeria
Missed chance by Henry Onyekuru
Confident catch by Uzoho but he is down on the turf as he collided with a Libyan player
Back on his feet…
Three minutes added time
Wilfred Niddi gets a late yellow card… he would miss Nigeria’s next match
Nigeria trying to run down the clock.. Iwobi pulled out for Semi Ajayi
Full Time: Libya 2-3 Nigeria
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