Nigeria beat Libya 1-0 in African Nations Championship

Nigeria beat Libya 1-0 in African Nations Championship

Nigeria beat Libya 1-0 in African Nations Championship

Nigeria's hope at the 2018 African Nations Championships, CHAN came to life as they defeated Libya by a lone goal in their second group game on Friday.

After recording a 0-0 draw in their Group C opener against Rwanda on Monday, Sunday Faleye's strike in the 79th minute ensured that the Eagles claimed their first maximum points of the competiton.

The Nigerians meet already eliminated Equatorial Guinea next Tuesday at the same time as Rwanda face Libya, shock 2014 winners of a competition restricted to home-based footballers.

After the disappointing barren draw against Rwanda on Monday, the Coach Salisu Yusuf-tutored side can not afford further slips against the table toppers, Libya.

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Immediately after the hour mark, Yusuf brought on Ibrahim Mustapha for the largely ineffective Okpotu but it was the Mediterranean Knights that responded via Abdelsalam Alaqoub.

Osas Okoro then played a risky curling cross into the Libya box in the 21st minute and Masaud Sand made a crucial clearance as Nigeria continued to press the Mediterranean Knights.

The win means the Super Eagles are now top of Group C on four points, while Libya, who won their opening game 3-0 against Equatorial Guinea, are temporarily second on three points.

Sunday Faleye scored after a corner to give Nigeria a 1-0 win over Libya in a foul-littered first match of a double header in northern coastal city Tangiers.

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