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Odion Ighalo hat-trick brightens Super Eagles’ chances of qualifying for 2019 AFCON

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This Super Eagles of Nigeria head to Sfax, Tunisia for the second leg tie against Libya with their heads held high after an impressive Odion Ighalo hat-trick, defeating Libya 4-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

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The match, played at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo, had the Super Eagles come in, needing victory, to solidify their position in Group E and topple the visitors.

Ighalo opened scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, which ended 1-0.

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The Chungtuna Yatai of China striker added a brace in the second half, before Samuel Kalu fired in a stunning fourth in the dying minutes of the game.

Nigeria are now in second place with six points, while Libya are third with three points.

South Africa top Group E with seven points after pummelling Seychelles 6:0.

The Gernot Rohr tutored side will on Tuesday play the second leg against Libya at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri multi-purpose stadium in Sfax, Tunisia.

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