Nigeria’s Super Eagles humbled Sao Tome and Principe in the final match of the group stage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on Sunday.
The match was played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.
The game saw Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen scoring a hat-trick in the game which ended 6-0.
By the win, the Eagles who had already qualified for the 2023 Nations Cup, seats comfortably in Group A with 12 points from five matches.
Even before Sunday’s clash, Sao Tome were out of contention having managed to get just a point and were bottom of Group A.
The Eagles opened their scoring path in the 13th minute.
Ademola delivered a pass for prolific striker, Osimhein, who didn’t waste time to strike into the Sao Tome goal post.
After mounting further pressure on the visitors, Ademola, who provided the assist for the first goal, got his in the 27th minute through an assist from Wilfred Ndidi.
The first half ended 2-0 in favour of the Super Eagles who dominated the whole half.
Taiwo Awoniyi got his goal six minutes into the second half scoring an acrobatic kick after Kelechi Iheanacho passed the ball onto his chest in the 18-yard box.
Victor Boniface replaced Awoniyi in the 64th minute to make his debut for the Nigerian team.
Osimhen got his second goal after he was awarded a penalty following the foul he suffered from Ronaldo Silva, the Sao Tome goalkeeper.
The Napoli star took the spot kick and sent the keeper diving in the wrong direction while the ball went into the bottom right corner.
The Napoli star got his hat-trick after substitute Chukwueze made a creative pass to the striker who sent it into the Sao Tome net in the 80th minute.
Chukwueze also scored his goal in the 86th minute to make the score 6-0. He was assisted by Boniface.