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Odion Ighalo hat-trick inspires Super Eagles win against Libya

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria defeated Libya 4 – 0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, Nigeria. Nigeria opened scoring as early as the third minute through a well-converted penalty.

The match ended 1 – 0 at half-time. The Libyans were assertive on a few occasions, causing some scares to the Nigerians. The Nigerian midfield duo of Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi pressurized the Libyan defence and it yielded fruits.

Odion Ighalo scored a brace in the second-half while Samuel Kalu scored the fourth and last goal following a well-laid pass by Henry Onyekwuru. Nigeria plays the return match against the Libyans is on October 18 in Tunisia

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