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Libya 0-1 Nigeria: Faleye's strike hands Eagles victory

Libya 0-1 Nigeria: Faleye's strike hands Eagles victory

Both teams fought a fierce and tactical battle on the turf of the Stade Ibn Batouta, but Nigeria, bronze medallists at the 2014 finals in South Africa, created more chances but just could not put them away, as happened against Rwanda in their opening match at the same venue on Monday.

Thierry Manzi headed home their first goal of the competition, which was enough to take all three points.

The win earns Nigeria 4 points from two games and sit top of Group C as the team plays Equitorial Guniea in the final group game.

The momentum was with the Super Eagles in the closing stages of the game, but they could not double their lead and ultimately, Nigeria emerged 1-0 winners over Libya.

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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.

In the 49th minute, Abeddy Biramahire had chance to kill the game with only goalie Minguel Angel Oscar Eyama to beat but he was kept at bay.

"The same focus we had preparing for Equatorial Guinea is what we will use for our next two opponents (Nigeria and Rwanda) because they are good sides", Al-Maryami told the media after their first match.

Salisu Yusuf's men dominated the game but had to wait until the 79th minute for Sunday Felaye to score the victor from an Osas Okoro corner.


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