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Super Eagles super forward, Odion Ighalo, has dedicated his brace against Libya — in their African Cup of Nations qualifier encounter on Tuesday – to his son, Samuel, whose birthday was on Wednesday, October 17 2018.

I am dedicating my goals to my son who will be a year older tomorrow. I am happy for today’s three points again and that we are able to achieve our aim which is to secure the three maximum points.We are drawing closer to qualifying for the Nations Cup in Cameroon next year.We played as a team and won as one too.

— Ighalo (TheCable)

Ighalo has now scored 10 goals for the Super Eagles in 25 appearances.

NFSC Congratulates Super Eagles

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), has applauded the Super Eagles for their monumental victory over Libya in both legs of their 2019 AFCON encounter.

The club’s national chairman, Samuel Ikpea, said, the national team put vibrant smiles on the faces of supporters amidst serious doubts as they drummed out the Mediterranean Knights.

I commend their brilliant performance and the wonderful technical input in the team by the coaching crew. That indeed is a refreshing relief for us.

We are solidly behind the national team in the AFCON qualifiers, cheering and drumming support for them because victory for the Super Eagles is victory for Nigeria.

— Ikpea (NAN)

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This article was first published on 18th October 2018


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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