AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Outclass São Tomé 10-0

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To mark his second competitive match in charge of the Super Eagles, 62 –year old Portuguese José Santos Peseiro led the team to defeat the National Team of Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in the Moroccan city of Agadir, on Monday, and also cancel Nigeria’s 63 year old international scoring record. 

Coach Peseiro was not born when the Nigeria National Team, then known as Red Devils, defeated Dahomey (former name of Benin Republic) 10-1 in a Kwame Nkrumah Cup match in Lagos on 28th November 1959.

Victor Osimhen, who also scored the winner against Sierra Leone in Abuja on Thursday, scored four of the goals,  Terem Moffi, Ola Aina, Oghenekaro Etebo and Ademola Lookman are on the score sheet, while Substitute Emmanuel Dennis won and converted a penalty kick on the 90th minute to round up an exciting afternoon for Nigeria in Morocco’s southern coastal city.

The Super Eagles’ next games in the AFCON qualification game against Guinea-Bissau home and away in September.  

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