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AFCON qualifier: Osimhen scores four as Nigeria thrash Sao Tome 10-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria clinched their second win of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after thrashing Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 on Monday afternoon.

The Eagles had kicked off the qualifying series with a 2-1 win over Sierra Leone last Thursday and have now boosted their hopes of securing a ticket to the finals with a second victory.

Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen was a major decider in the game. He scored four goals and made two assists to help Nigeria seal the big win, also Terem Moffi scored twice, Oghenekaro Etebo scored a goal, as well as Ademola Lookman and Moses Simon. Emmanuel Dennis also scored through a late penalty.

Ripples Nigeria reports that, Sao Tome and Principe had no shot on target as they lost the game despite having the ball 34 percent of the time.

It was yet another win for Peseiro, who had just joined the Nigeria national team as head coach in May following the stepping down of interim boss Austin Eguavoen in April.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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