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2023 AFCON: Osimhen bags Hat-trick as Super Eagles thrash São Tomé 6-0

Victor Osimhen scored thrice as the Super Eagles dispatched Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Sunday.

The strikes take the Napoli hitman’s tally to 10 in the qualification series as the rampant Super Eagles soared over a helpless foe at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Osimhen opened the scoresheet for the Super Eagles in the 13 minute when he slotted past the Sao Tome goaltender. Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman scored three minutes from the half-hour mark to double Nigeria’s lead.

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While Coach Jose Peseiro’s side sought a third goal, the teams headed into the tunnel for half-time with the scoreline pegged at 2-0.


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On resumption, the 2013 African champions continued to enjoy the lion’s share of possession, launching attack after attack.

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Their dominance eventually paid off as in form Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi beat the Sao Tome goalkeeper from close range to triple Nigeria’s advantage.

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