Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo made an impressive display scoring a hat-trick against Libya as the Super Eagles thrashed their opponent 4-0 in a Nations Cup qualifying match held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Samuel Kalu added the last goal to make it four.
Ighalo, who plays for Chinese club, Changchun Yatai, grabbed the first goal from the penalty spot after a blunder from the Libyan goalkeeper in the second minute. In the 58th minute, Arsenal’s midfielder, Alex Iwobi, delivered a lovely pass to Ighalo who maintained his composure, dribbled the goalkeeper and scored his second goal for Nigeria. He completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later after latching on a cross from Ahmed Musa. Samuel Kalu completed the Super Eagles victory at the 91st minute. The Super Eagles are second on the table with six points from three matches behind South Africa who are on seven points.