Victor Osimhen scores four goals in Nigeria’s 10-0 Nations Cup qualifier win

Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria beat minnows Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

The Super Eagles missed out on a place in the 2022 World Cup play-offs in Africa in March, but got off to a perfect start in Group A as they seek a place at next year’s Nations Cup in Cote d’Azur. ‘Ivory.

The away victory is the biggest win the West Africans have recorded, surpassing a 10-1 triumph over Benin in 1959.

Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis and Ademola Lookman, who spent last season on loan at Leicester City, were also on Jose Peseiro’s Nigeria roster.

Napoli striker Osimhen, 23, now has 15 goals in 22 international caps.

Sao Tome and Principe is ranked 183rd in the world by Fifa and had to go through a preliminary qualifier against Mauritius to reach the group stage.

The islanders were then kicked out of qualifying for fielding an ineligible player – but Sao Tome were then reinstated just nine days before the start of Group A after a successful appeal.

Nigeria join holders Senegal Algeria, Burkina Faso and Mali with two wins in their first two qualifiers, with the next two rounds scheduled for September.

Nigeria now top Group A with 6 points 2 ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who drew 2-2 against Siera Leone in Conakry, Guinea.

Nigeria are set to face Guinea Bissau in the third day of the qualifiers on September 19e 2022