Mikel, who missed out due to some fitness concerns having only just returned from injury at his Chinese club side, Tianjin Teda, congratulated the team for their performance and team spirit.

In a post on instagram, the captain also congratulated fellow china-based forward, Odion Jude Ighalo for scoring a hat-trick in the game.

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2. NFF, FIFA, CSKA Moscow Celebrate Musa At 26

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), FIFA, and Russian club, CSKA Moscow have all congratulated Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa who turned 26 today (Sunday), Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ahmed Musa

Musa captained the Super Eagles in their 4-0 home win against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday.

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3. Ighalo Earns Fresh Support From Rohr

With several fans at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo still raining critical comments on Ighalo, despite the attacker’s hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 spanking of Libya, Rohr said the former Udinese, Granada and Watford star has been unfairly treated.

Odion Ighalo

Since the end of the 2018 World Cup, Ighalo, who bagged his first international hat-trick against the Libyans, has netted 15 goals in 16 matches for club and country, more than any player in the Eagles.

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Kanu Celebrates Eagles’ ‘Proud’ Victory In Uyo

Kanu, who also captained Nigeria’s under-23 national team to become the first African country to win the Olympic Games’ soccer gold medal at Atlanta ’96, said the massive win on Saturday made him proud to be a Nigerian.

Fondly called ‘Papilo’ during his playing days, Kanu hinted that he would love to see the eagles keep winning and avoid resting on their oars.

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5. Blow for Nigeria as hamstring injury rules Shehu Abdullahi out of Libya clash

Gernot Rohr has confirmed the unavailability of Shehu Abdullahi for the return leg of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya on Tuesday in Sfax as a result of the injury he copped on Saturday,

Shehu was substituted in the 18th minute of the game and was replaced by Ola Aina as the Super Eagles cruised to a 4-0 win.

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