AFCON2019Q: Nigerians full of praise for ‘President’ Ighalo

AFCON2019Q: Nigerians full of praise for ‘President’ Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has found favour in the eyes of Nigerians after another wonderful performance against Libya in an AFCON2019Q.

Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria’s Super Eagles survived a scare to beat their hosts, Libya 3-2 in Sfax on Tuesday evening.

Ighalo put Nigeria ahead before turning provider for Ahmed Musa to double the lead. However, the Libyans fought back to level scores at 2-2.

Then, with time running out, a superb solo effort from Ighalo saw the China based star leave Libyan defenders for dead before calmly slotting home the winner.

It was his fifth goal against the North Africans in two outings, after his hattrick heroics against them in Uyo on Saturday, leading to showers of praises from his countrymen.

Here are some of the best reactions to his man of the match performance in Tunisia.

Let’s kick this off with some history class, shall we?

When you impress Nigerians, nobody in the world praises you better than them as you can see here.

Really now? Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are in the mix as well…

These Nigerians won’t mind Ighalo taking over as the President of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, for this particular fan, Libya are paying for their sins against humanity.

Does Gernot Rohr deserve praise as well for the win? This Nigerian does not think so.

And finally, after scoring more goals in these two games against Libya than he had prior to Saturday, are we seeing a rejuvenated Ighalo?

This lady has an answer…

With that result, Nigeria has taken charge of Group E on nine points, one ahead of South Africa, who were held to a goalless draw by Seychelles.

Libya stay third, a further five points behind Nigeria, while Seychelles have just a point.

1 Comment

  • Reply Lady Calista October 17, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Thumbs up to the Super Eagles! Orion Ighalo MOTM.
    SA better be afraid……

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