Changchun YataiOf China striker Odion Ighalo Scored a brace as the Super Eagles battled to earn a hard fought 3-2 victory over Libya in Sfax, Tunisia
Ighalo who scored a hat trick in the 1st game back in Uyo made it 5 goals past the Libyans in 2 games
Strike Partner and Al Nassr striker Ahmed Musa got the 3rd goal for Nigeria
The Eagles started brightly as the once again mecurial Alex iwobi combined well with Ahmed Musa to find Ighalo in the box who had an easy tap-in after 14 minutes.
The Changchun Yatai striker returned the favour three minutes later as he found Musa who forced his way into three Libyan defenders before scoring Nigeria’s second.
Libya responded in the 35th minute as a near post header by Mohamed Zubya completely beat Francis Uzoho in goal to make it 2-1.
The second half became more difficult for the three-time African champions as Libya piled up the pressure.
And the long wait for an equalizer finally came as Ahmad Benali made it 2-2 in the 74th minute after an initial Uzoho’s save fell kindly into his path as he tucked it away to keep the game open.
However, a moment of individual brilliance from Ighalo gave Nigeria a crucial victory as he beat two defenders with his famous Iggy chop and drove in left-foot shot to make it 3-2
With the Victory Nigeria go top of Group E followed closely by South Africa were held to a 0-0 scoreline in Seychelles earlier.
Both Nigeria and South Africa will play what should be the deciding group match on Friday, November 15, at the FMB Stadium in Johannesburg.