Chelsea and Leicester City have reacted to Super Eagles’ 3-2 victory over Libya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying encounter played on Tuesday night in Sfax.
Nigeria had gone two goals up in the opening 17 minutes courtesy of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa, before Mohamed Zubya and Ahmad Benali levelled for the hosts.
However, Ighalo struck his fifth goal in three days against Libya, to seal three points.
The two Premier League clubs monitored the game due to their respective players: Ola Aina and Wilfred Ndidi, who were in action for Gernot Rohr’s side.
In their match review, Chelsea stated through their official website, that: ”In Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Ola Aina played the full game as Nigeria edged a five-goal thriller against Libya.
”The defender, who is on loan at Italian side Torino, started at right-back for the Super Eagles, who were 2-0 up inside 17 minutes thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa.
”The home side hit back, however, and after reducing the deficit 10 minutes before the break, Libya drew level 16 minutes from time.
”There was still time for a further twist, though, and with just nine minutes remaining Ighalo scored his second goal of the game to win it for the visitors”.
On their part also through their official website, Leicester City said: ”City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also played the full 90 minutes as Nigeria defeated Libya 3-2 to go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group E.
”An Odion Ighalo brace and a strike from former Fox Ahmed Musa were enough to secure victory for the Super Eagles, who were without City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, in Tunisia.”