Osimhen scores hattrick as Super Eagles thrash Sao Tome 6-0


Super Eagles of Nigeria wrapped up the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with a comfortable 6-0 victory against Sao Tome and Principe at Nest of Champions, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state, on Sunday.

A hat-trick from Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen and a goal each from Ademola Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi, and substitute, Samuel Chukwueze ensured the team finished top of Group A ahead of Guinea Bissau.

Osimhen opened his and Nigeria’s account in the 14th minute before Ademola Lookman’s effort made it two to end the first half.

In-form Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi got in on the act just after resumption of proceedings with an acrobatic kick to make it three and it became a party from then on.

Osimhen won and converted a penalty, and then substitute Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist to help him complete his haul.

Chukwueze turned scorer in the final minutes with an assist from Victor Boniface to wrap up an emphatic victory.

The victory ensures Nigeria wins the group with 15 points.

Osimhen’s outing takes his tally to 10 and puts him in pole position to finish the qualifiers as the top goal scorer.

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