Nigeria beat Libya 1-0 in African Nations Championship

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Sunday Faleye scored after a corner to give Nigeria a 1-0 win over Libya in a foul-littered first match of a double header in northern coastal city Tangiers.

The quarter-finalists from this section will now only be determined after the final group games on Tuesday night - Libya battle Rwanda in Tangier at the same time Nigeria take on bottom team Equatorial Guinea in Agadir.

Nigeria's forward play lacked any sharpness while Libya offered next to nothing despite winning myriad of set pieces in unsafe positions.

The Super Eagles threatened first just three minutes into the game when a long throw into Libya's box found Stephen Eze, who flicked it, but Anthony Okpotu failed to get a touch to tap it in.

Faleye nearly doubled Nigeria's lead after Ibrahim unselfishly laid a pass but for a timely intervention from a Libya's Ahmed Al Maghasi.

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The first chance of the second half fell to Ogbugh in the 55th minute as he headed a cross from Sunday Falaye straight at Libya keeper Muhammad Nashnoush.

Abdulsalam Omar, Libya's second-half substitute, tried to make an immediate impact after being introduced on the hour-mark, but his long range shot narrowly missed the target.

In the 79th minute, Faleye slammed home from an Osas Okoro's corner kick, taking the Super Eagles to four points and ahead of the Libyans.

Libya were unable to find a late equalizing goal in the closing stages of the game and in the end, Nigeria secured a 1-0 win over the Mediterranean Knights.

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