AFCON qualifier: Peseiro Hails Super Eagles’ Win Against Sao Tome and Principe, as coach sets new record 


Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has praised his players after their remarkable showing in Monday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiying fixture against Sao Tome and Principe.

Peseiro  set a new record following his side’s AFCON, qualifier 10-0 win against Sao Tome and Principe.

The three-time African champions were in devastating form at the Adrar Stadium, Agadir Morocco recording their biggest e win in international football.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored four goals, while Terem Moffi bagged a brace.

Moses Simon, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis were also on target for the Super Eagles in the game.

The win over Sao Tome and Principe, means Peseiro is the first Super Eagles coach to lead Nigeria to their biggest ever scoreline in history at 10-0.

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 had been drawn against Benin Republic, Togo, Cameroon and Fernando Po in the preliminary rounds of the Kwame Nkrumah Cup 63 years ago.

Nigeria’s next game is against Guinea-Bissau in September.

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