Nigeria Super Eagles made light work of Sao Tome and Principe, thrashing the visitors 6-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, to end the AFCON Qualifiers in style.
Jose Peseiro’s men booked their spot in next year’s AFCON in Cote D’Ivoire in June, but needed at least a point to secure top spot at the expense Guinea-Bissau, which they did by securing a routine win.
Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored a hattrick, while Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukwueze and Ademola Lookman got the rest of the goals in the one sided affair.
Following the conclusion of the AFCON Qualifiers, Nigeria will now look ahead to the start of the 2026 World Qualifiers in November before the AFCON finals in January.
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Meanwhile, here’s how some of the fans reacted to the Super Eagles’ big win.
20 GOALS FOR THE SUPER EAGLES!
Victor Osimhen is goated! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/LadF01YIxj
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) September 10, 2023
Look at that chukwueze pass, he is probably the most improved super eagles player in the last 2yrs, a real baller pic.twitter.com/KEelKLcuFc
— Anabella💙❤ (@AnabellaMarvy) September 10, 2023
Who was your Super Eagles player of the match? 😏
Victor Osimhen ⚽⚽⚽
Ademola Lookman ⚽🅰️
Samuel Chukwueze ⚽🅰️
Taiwo Awoniyi ⚽
Wilfred Ndidi 🅰️
Kelechi Iheanacho 🅰️
Victor Boniface 🅰️
— A2Z Football Hub 🟡⚫ (@a2zfootballhub) September 10, 2023
The super eagles attack
Victor Osimhen, Awoniyi, Chukwueze, Lookman
This attack is crazy 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tMHQ2C2XCo
— 🐻Araujomuse (@AraujoGO_AT) September 10, 2023
The fans love him. From Naples to Uyo, they sing his name so loud so the deaf can attempt hearing it 😃
His name? VICTOR OSIMHEN! 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/AzCjNCpQdN
— Jidechi Chidiezie (@Jidechi_) September 10, 2023
Victor Osimhen is now 4th all-time for goals in Nigeria’s National Team. 20 goals in 26 games. He has, by far, the best ratio.
3 more goals to become 2nd all-time. 18 more goals to become number 1. https://t.co/Y22seKEb98
— xy (@Cerebrone) September 10, 2023
Osimhen scored more goals than Messi & Ronaldo combined in the international break pic.twitter.com/05weSVqU6b
— 𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐊 (@TheMahleek) September 10, 2023
Marcus Rashford – 16 goals in 53 Caps for England.
Victor Osimhen – 20 goals in 26 Caps for Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/1KUu8G4yCr
— Alabi (@the_Lawrenz) September 10, 2023
2️⃣ – Victor Osimhen joins Rashidi Yekini as only the second player to score a 3+ goals twice for the national team. pic.twitter.com/aDe2vanZ53
— Túka (@TukaLetura) September 10, 2023
You might not like him, but he is passionate about the job and country.
Jose Peseiro 🇳🇬
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) September 10, 2023
Iheanacho has been brilliant in this game.
He's orchestrated everything that has happened in attack today.
— Ṣọlá (@sholsss) September 10, 2023
Kelechi Iheanacho may not have scored today but his passes made all the difference.
— MBAH (@Mbahdeyforyou) September 10, 2023