The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday, at the Grand Stade Agadir, also known as Adrar Stadium recorded the biggest win in the nation’s football history by thrashing the Falcons of Sao Tome and Principe 10-0.
The Falcons of Sao Tome saw the Super Eagles snatch all three points to top their AFCON qualifiers group with 6 points at the Grand Stade Agadir, also known as Adrar Stadium.
An applaudable display from Victor Osimhen, the Napoli hitman, found the back of the net four times, recording his first national hat-trick and putting his goal tally for the country at 15, surpassing the feats of football legends like Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, and Austin J.J.Okocha who had recorded 12, 13 and 14 goals respectively.
Four goals from Osimhen, a remarkable brace from Terem Moffi and a strike each from Moses Simon, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis propelled Jose Peseiro’s men past Sao Tome.
The Super Eagles’ biggest scoreline before now was a 10-1 win against the Squirrels of Benin Republic in 1959 at the Kwame Nkrumah Cup. Benin was still known as Dahomey at the time and the Super Eagles were known as the Red Devils then.
Nigeria’s next opponent is Guinea Bissau and they will be meeting for the continuation of their AFCON qualifiers race in September.