Nigeria increased their chance of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a massive 10-0 destruction of Sao Tome and Principe on Monday afternoon.
Victor Osimhen’s four goals, Terem Moffi’s brace and goals from Moses Simon, Peter Etebo, Ademola Lookman, and Emmanuel Dennis completed the obliteration at the Stade Adrar in Morocco.
The hosts went into the game aiming to return to winning ways after crumbling 5-1 to Guinea-Bissau in their opening Group A fixture on June 9.
However, it was the Super Eagles who reigned supreme after putting up a commendable attacking showing against the Falcons.
It was Nigeria’s biggest margin ever in any official Football match after beating as Coach Jose Peseiro’s charges maintained a perfect start to the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
While the Nigerian team recorded seventeen shots on target, the home team recorded no single attempt towards the goal post of the Super Eagles.
It was the first meeting between the two nations and a return match has been scheduled for March 28, 2023.
Nigeria now lead Group A with six points from two matches, while the Central Africans remain at the base of the log with no points.
The Super Eagles continue their campaign against Guinea-Bissau in September.