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    Star Sixes: Nigeria 3-2 China: Aiyegbeni brace lights up O2 Arena

    A moment of brilliance from Yakubu Aiyegbeni helped Nigeria legends to a winning start in their StarSixes World Cup campaign as they beat China 3-2 on Thursday.

    His first half braces plus Daniel Amokachi’s goal helped the Super Eagles subdue the Asians whose late rally almost earned them a draw.

    Ayegbeni got the curtain raiser in the 15th minute after slotting past goalkeeper Li Wei having profited from a loose ball off Garba Lawal’s tackle on a Chinese player.

    Few seconds later, he completed his brace after collecting a beautifully looped pass from captain Austin Okocha.

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