Super Eagles records biggest home win in 45 years

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Expectedly, the Super Eagles made a minced meat out of Sao Tome & Principe as they ended their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on high note after beating their hapless opponents 6-0 to get an aggregate 16-0 scoreline.

The 6-0 win at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo is the widest margin win the Nigerian recorded since beating Benin Republic 7-0 in an All Africa Games qualifying match on 14 January 1978. The scoreline against Sao Tome & Principe is only comparable with that of Burkina Faso who pulled a goal back in a 7-1 rout in Lagos in 1991.

Electric Victor Osimhen spearheaded the offensive, finding the net after 13 minutes, the first of his three goals of the match.

Ademola Lookman added a second with a neat finish before Osimhen netted a penalty after the break to put the result beyond doubt.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze also got in on the act as Nigeria ran riot.

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Osimhen completed his treble late on to cap a sensational individual display.

With the 6-0 win, Nigeria topped the Group A irrespective of the score line in Monday’s encounter of Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.

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