Super Eagles produced a masterclass performance as they recorded their biggest ever win margin in history following a 10-0 demolition of Sao Tome and Principe in a Matchday 2 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Agadir, Morocco, dasportstainment247.com can report.
While Osimhen scored his first a haul (four goals) for the Eagles, Terem Moffi scored his first international goal and he made it a double, Leicester City of England attacker, Lookman Ademola who Jose Peseiro preferred in the starting lineup over Samuel Chukwueze scored his first goal as well as Watford’s striker, Dennis Emmanuel was also on target in a game the Eagles scored seven goals in the second half.
In a dominant display, Victor Osimhen raised the bar with the opening goal after 10 minutes before Moses Simon doubled the lead in 28th minute.
Terem Moffi made it 3-0 in the 41st minute as both teams went into the dressing room for first half with the Eagles in commanding lead.
But more goals were to come in the second half as Ademola Lookman provided a superb assist for Osimhen to score his second of the day in the 48th minute before Oghenekaro Etebo made it 5-0 seven minutes later directly from the free kick.
TIrem Moffi bagged his second goal in the 60th minute while Lookman scored his first international goal for Nigeria on 63rd minute to make it 7-0 for the Eagles.
Decimated Sao Tome players refused to give up as they made spirited efforts to reduce the deficit but they were rather punished the more.
Victor Osimhen, hungry and undone, scored his 3rd and 4th goals in the 65th and 84th minutes to hand Nigeria a 9-0 lead
Osimhen had a hand in 6 goals as he scored 4 and assisted 2 as Dennis Emmanuel also scored his first goal in the 94th minute via spot kick to hand the Eagles a 10-0 victory.
It is also the first time the team is keeping a clean sheet since their 2-0 win against Guinea Bissau in 2021 AFCON earlier in the year.
It is the second time Nigeria is scoring 10+ goals in an International match following their 10–1 win against Dahomey in Lagos on 28 November, 1959.
The victory hands the Jose Peseiro-led lads Group A leadership pending the outcome of Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau match tie, with six points from two games.
The Super Eagles will take on Guinea Bissau in a double header in September.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON will hold in Cote D’Ivoire next year.
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