Napoli striker Victor Osimhen scored four and assisted two goals as Nigeria defeated Sao Tome en Principe in the country’s biggest football result in Agadir Morocco.
The Super Eagles played their second 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome on Monday, days after beating Sierra Leone 2-1 in Abuja.
Led by Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, the Super Eagles started brightly, scoring three in the first half. Peseiro went with his preferred 4-4-2 deciding to go with Moffi replacing Sadiq Umar, while Ademola Lookman came in from Samuel Chukwueze, who started in Abuja.
Glasgow Rangers defender Calvin Bassey replaced injured William Troost Ekong in the defense that also had Semi Ajayi, who plays for Championship side West Brom.
Victor Osimhen opened the scoring in the ninth minute, ye could have made it two more a few moments later, but his goals were chalked offside.
However, there was no denying Nantes Winger Moses Simon in the 28th minute, and Terem Moffi made it 3-0 before halftime with his first Super Eagles goal. It didn’t take long before the scoring resumed in the second half.
Three minutes after the restart, Osihmen made it 4-0, and Watford midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo made it 5-0 with the goal of the game, a spectacular free-kick that hit the underside of the bar.
Terem Moffi scored his brace on the hour mark, and Ademola Lookman scored his first Super Eagles goal three minutes later.
Skipper and Substitute on the day, Ahmed Musa, provided Osihmen with the assist for his first hat-trick in the Nigerian senior national team hat-trick.
Two goals in the final ten minutes came from Osihmen and a late penalty from Emmanuel Dennis.
The result puts Nigeria on top of the table with six points from two matches played.
Sierra Leone played Guinea Bissau in the group’s second game of the day, while Liberia played Morocco.