Players of Nigeria argue with Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina in St.Petersburg, Russia, 26 June 2018. EPA/Tolga Bozoglu
Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick for the hosts who now occupy second spot in the group, a point behind South Africa who demolished the Seychelles 6-0 in Soweto earlier on Saturday.
Samuel Kalu scored the Super Eagles’ other goal late in the game.
The two countries will lock horns again in another 2019 Afcon qualifier this coming Tuesday.