Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has heaped praises on his teammates for defeating the Mediterranean Knights of Libya 4-0 in an AFCON 2019 qualifier which has taken them to the second position of Group E behind leaders South Africa who thrashed Seychelles 6-0.
Mikel who is yet to return to full fitness which made him miss the match congratulated the team for making Nigerians proud.
“Congratulations to the team! Amazing game, good team spirit and also congratulations Ighalo on your hat-trick,” he tweeted.
Nigeria will again face Libya in the return leg on Tuesday in Tunisia and a win will see the Eagles top the group E
provided South Africa falls in Seychelles.
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Only two teams from each of the groups will qualify for the tournament proper next year in Cameroon.