The Nigerian football team holds the record for the largest margin of victory in the African Nations Cup. Despite not getting tickets to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, the African Eagles made it clear that they are favorites in their continental competition.
Nigeria won a historic 10-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe on Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Libya have a record of winning the African Nations Cup with a maximum of 6 goals so far.
The Nigerians also have the biggest winning record in their football history. The Eagles won 10-1 against Benin (then called Dahome) in November 1959.
This time Nigeria scored three goals in the first half of that record-breaking match. Later in the second half, they put the ball into the opponent’s net seven more times. Napoli striker Victor Osimen has scored seven goals in the match alone.
Nigeria took the lead in the ninth minute of the match with Osimen’s goal. He later scored three more goals in the 48th, 65th and 64th minutes. Terem Moffy also scored a pair of goals (43 and 60 minutes).
Moses Simon (26), Ogenecaro Atebo (55), Ademola Lukman (63) and Emanuel Denis (92) were named in the score for the remaining four goals.
After this ten-goal victory, Nigeria is at the top of the table with full six points in two matches in this group. Sao Tome Principles, who have conceded 14 goals in two matches, are at the bottom of the list.