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Osimhen Nets Hat-Trick as Nigeria Thump Sao Tome 6-0 in AFCON Qualifier

Ademola Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze also got on the scoresheet.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Sunday ended their campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series in grand style as they romped to a 6-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick in the game the Super Eagles dominated from start to finish.

First-half goals from the Napoli striker and Italy-based Ademola Lookman set the tone for Nigeria in Sunday’s game played under wet conditions.

The Super Eagles stepped up in the second half with Osimhen scoring twice in the second 45 minutes with the duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze also getting on the scoresheet.

With the victory, the Super Eagles finished top in Group A with 15 points; scoring an astonishing 22 goals in the process.

Osimhen with 10 goals to his name also finished the campaign as the highest goal scorer.