Nigeria defeated Libya 3-2 in Tuesday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to displace South Africa at the summit of Group E.
Odion Ighalo's brace and Ahmed Musa's effort were enough for Gernot Rohr's men to survive the north Africans' scare in Sfax.
And football enthusiasts across social media have praised the team's fighting spirit and Ighalo who scored five goals in the doubleheader fixture.
The Super Eagles stressed me out but thank God we won, 2-3. South Africa are now very comfortable where they should belong, behind us. Nigeria 9 points. Others, behind Nigeria. — JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 16, 2018
Nigeria is coming to beat South Africa at home. Bank on just 3 points in those games. — Muyiwa Akande (@duduskee) October 16, 2018
Ighalo has tried this move ehnnnn.— Tolu Olasoji (@Tollexrism) October 16, 2018
Praise Jehovah he made it work.
Ighalo, what did Libya do to you?
2-3. — Ifreke Inyang (@Ifreke) October 16, 2018
FT Libya 2-3 Nigeria !! We were lucky to get a win but that doesn't take away the brilliance of Odion Ighalo who has successfully redeemed his image!! Rohr needs to read games better!! Congratulations to the super eagles of Nigeria!! We top the group now 😁😁 — IbkSports (@IbkSports) October 16, 2018