Nigeria score TEN against Sao Tome and Principe in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying for biggest ever victory

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Victor Osimhen on Monday scored four goals as Nigeria thrashed minnows Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

It marks the Super Eagles’ biggest ever victory in international football.

Nigeria, who surprisingly missed out on a place at the World Cup in Qatar, completed the record rout thanks to seven second-half goals as Terem Moffi (two), Moses Simon, Peter Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis also got on the scoresheet.

The defeat - which was held in the neutral location of Agadir in Morocco - is not the heaviest in Sao Tome’s history, that was an 11-0 loss to Congo in 1976.

The win means Nigeria have a full haul of six points from their opening two games as they seek to reach the continental finals in Ivory Coast next June.

The top two teams in each pool qualify, with Sierra Leone to meet Guinea-Bissau in the other game in the group on Monday.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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