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Nigeria Vs Libya Live: Follow minute by minute update of AFCON 2019 qualifier

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Super Eagles of Nigeria play Nigeria Vs Libya Live: Follow minute by minute update (Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo.

Nigeria head into the game after a 3-0 win over Seychelles, bouncing back from an opening day home defeat to South Africa.

Nigeria are now in the third position in Group E with Libya and South Africa ahead.

Read information on where to watch and also read the preview here.

Super Eagles starting XI

Super Eagles starting XI against Libya play

Super Eagles starting XI against Libya

(NFF)

 

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has handed Jamilu Collins a starting slot in the squad to face Libya on Saturday.

Francis Uzoho is in goal, with William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun in defence. Shehu Abdullahi returns as to the starting XI,

Wilfred Ndidi is in defensive midfield, Oghenakaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi are also in midfield. Samuel Kalu, Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo start upfront.

Uzoho, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Abdullahi, Collins, Ndidi, Etebo, Iwobi, Musa, Kalu, Ighalo.

Match update

players warming up on the pitch under the supervision of thee coaches, match starts 4PM

1min ... kick off.

3min  Libya GK holds back Ighalo inside the box & the ref from DRC points to the spot. NIGERIA penalty.

4 min... Odion Ighalo duly converts from the penalty spot to give Nigeria the lead

5min ... Game restarts

15min ..  Shehu fails to connect with Ighalo on the counter attack

18 min.. Ola Aina replaces Shehu Abdullahi due to an injury

24 min.. Wilfred Ndidi gets yellow card after fouling a Libyan player

32 min Sand Msoud from Libya receives a yellow card

34min Samuel Kalu fires wide with teammates in the box

43min Jamilu Collins hits the bar with a close range shot

Half time:  Nigeria 1 Libya 0

45' Second half restarts

46. Ahmed Musa tests the Libyan goalkeeper with a long range shot

55 Libya makes first change  Mohamed Zubya comes in for Anis Saltou

58 Odion Ighalo round the keeper go give Nigeria a 2-0 lead

Iwobi with the assist for Ighalo with a well weighted pass

59. Nigeria 2 Libya 0 game restarts

62 Samuel Kalu takes a snap shot but the keeper comfortably collects

64. Libya make second change as Rabia Alshadi comes in for Ismael Tajouri-Shradi

Odion Ighalo scores hattrick !!!!

69 Brilliant cross from Ahmed Musa as Ighalo's rebound his shot to score his third of the game.

76 Nigeria make second change as Isaac Success comes in for Odion Ighalo

80 Final change for Libya Salem Baleid comes in for Bader Ahmed

82: Third an final change for the Super Eagles sees Ahmed Mus substituted for Henry Onyekuru

90 Samuel Kalu scored his first goal for the Super Eagles as he converted a pass to him by Onyekuru to make it four.

90min Nigeria  4 Libya 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, second leg will be played on Tuesday, October 16

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