Victor Osimhen scored four goals and Terem Moffi rebelled when Nigeria defeated Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in the second qualifier of the TotalEnergies Africa 2023 Nations Cup in Agadir on Monday.
Nigeria have won two games in two games, leading Group A with six points and +10 goal difference. They started their campaign with a 2-1 win over Sierra Leone.
Osimhen started the party in the ninth minute with a skillful header from Moses Simon’s ball, which passed the goalkeeper. Nineteen minutes later, the pair changed roles, this time Osimhen Simon played for the second goal.
Sao Tome showed brief resistance as they tried to avoid brush strokes. They lasted until the 43rd minute when Moffi scored the first of the two when he passed a ball to the right and then shot into the goal.
Nigerian Victor Osimhen is chasing the ball in the 2023 Africa Cup Nigeria-Sierra Leone qualifier football match to be held at Abuja National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria on June 9, 2022.
Nigeria refused to let go in the second half, and just three minutes later, Osimhen secured second place with a cross-kick from Ademola Lookman.
Peter Etebo delivered a good free kick from an excellent position 55 minutes into the game, but luck wasn’t on Peter Etebo’s side this time and the ball went wide.
Four minutes later, Moffi penetrated with another simple move, tapping up close after Sanusi Zaidu fired the ball to the left.
Seven hours later, Lookman wrote his name on the scoreboard in the 63rd minute and finished the sixteen from the inside after Moffi missed his first half attempt by the goalkeeper.
Nigerian Moses Simon will try to overtake Osman Kakay of Sierra Leone in the 2023 Africa Cup Nigeria-Sierra Leone qualifying football match at Abuja National Stadium in Abuja.
Two minutes later the score was 8-0, Osimhen scored again with a nice shot between the goalkeeper’s legs. He waited 84 minutes to score four goals, Ahmed Musa ran behind the defense before defeating the goalkeeper.
Substitution Emmanuel Dennis was in double-digit full-time play for the Nigerians when he scored from a penalty and took responsibility after being taken away within the sixteen.