Full Time: Sao Tome & Principe 0:10 Nigeria (AFCON 2023 Qualifier)

Full Time: Sao Tome & Principe 0:10 Nigeria (AFCON 2023 Qualifier)

Welcome to our live coverage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier between the Falcons and True Parrots of Sao Tome & Principe and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Nigeria will hope to complement on their 2-1 win over Sierra Leone four days earlier at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Having lost their first game of the qualifying series 5-1 to Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe who are bottom of the group will be going for all three points as well.

Nigeria’s delegation to the game arrived in Agadir, Morocco on Sunday as the match will be played in Morocco as the hosts, Sao Tome, has no standard stadium for a game of such magnitude,

Below is the Super Eagles Starting XI for this massive fixture. Kick-off is by 2pm Nigerian time

90’ — Two minutes added time

The center referee signals for two additional minutes in this game.

90’ — Penalty for Nigeria

Emmanuel Dennis scores for the Super Eagles

90’ — Full Time

Referee blows final whistle in this game and it is Sao Tome and Principe 0-10 Nigeria. Emphatic win for the Super Eagles.

89’ — Chance for Nigeria

Dennis delivers big pass for Victor Osimhen, but the Napoli man misses the chance to score.

86’ — Ahmed Musa attacks

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is trying to scorea goal also for himself in this game with four minutes to the final whistle.

83’ — GOAL for Nigeria

Victor Osimhen scores his 4th goal in this match. Excellent display from the Napoli striker.

80’ — Super Eagles looking for more goals

With 10 minutes to the end of this game, the Super Eagles players are still looking for more goals against Sao Tome and Principe.

78’ — Sao Tome and Principe attack

Sao Tome and Principe players attack the Super Eagles as defender Leon Balogun blocks the attempt on goal

77’ — Corner kick for Nigeria

Super Eagles get a corner kick as Ahmed Musa steps forward to play it, directs the ball inside the box of the opponents, but nothing comes out of it.

73’ — Chance for Nigeria

Ahmed Musa locates Umar with cool pass with the forward trying to control the ball inside the box, but he misses

68’ — Super Eagles attack

Super Eagles players are now slowing down in this game against Sao Tome and Principe as Ahmed Musa tries to find Moffi in the box.

65’ — GOAL for Nigeria

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen gets his hat-trick against Sao Tome and Principe.

63’ — GOAL for Super Eagles

Ademola Lookman registers his name on the scorers' sheet here against Sao Tome and Principe.

59’ — GOAL for Nigeria

Terem Moffi gets his second goal for the Super Eagles against Sao Tome and Principe. Easy ride this game is for the Nigerian players.

58’ — Changes for Super Eagles

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro makes double changes as Ola Aina is leaving the pitch for Shehu Abdullahi, while Ahmed Musa replaces Moses Simon.

54’ — GOAL

Super Eagles score another goal and it is Etebo this time around. The Nigerian players are having great game here.

49’ — GOAL! Osimhen with his brace

Osimhen grabs his brace after a nice assist from Ademola Lookman. The Super Eagles are up and running in the second half.

46’ — Second half underway

The second half underway in Agadir

Half Time

The Super Eagles take a commanding lead in this all-important 2023 AFCON qualifier as they take a three-goal lead into the break.

At half-time; it's Sao Tome & Principe 0-3 Nigeria.

Two minutes added-on

We are into two minutes if stoppage-time and the Super Eagles are still searching for another goal here.

Nigeria 3

43' GOOOOAAAAALLL! An easy goal for Nigeria as Terem Moffi found the back of the net after beating two defenders.

Poor communication by Nigeria

41' Wasted attacking move by Nigeria as Moffi's pass failed to connect with Osimhen

Nigeria attack

40' Ola Aina with another powerful shot which was blocked by the ever-busy goal keeper to deny the Super Eagles their third goal of the game.

Nigeria continue to dominate

The Super Eagles take proceedings calm here trying to build from the defence, but somehow Moffi was caught offside.

Infringement

34' Dangerous play by Ademola Lookman as the referee awards a freekick to Sao Tome in their own half.

Moses Simon scores!

28' GOOOOAAALLL! Osimhen turns from scorer to provider as he flicks it on for Moses Simon who tucked home from close range.

Keeper denies Osimhen!

23' What a save! Osimhen's header from close range was saved by goalkeeper Anastacio Bracanga.

Osimhen offside

21' Napoli striker Osimhen found the back of the net, but the assistant referee signalled for offside.

Keeper denies Ola Aina

19' Ola Aina takes a ferocious shot from outside the area, but goalkeeper was there to make the save.

Chance Nigeria!

17' Another great opportunity for Nigeria to extend their lead, but the attack was cut out for another corner.

Sao Tome & Principe close again

15' Dangerous ball into the Nigerian area, but goalkeeper Francis Uzoho makes a fine save to deny the Falcons and True Parrots.

Sao Tome & Principe attack

12' Sao Tome & Principe launch their first attack of the encounter and are rewarded with their first corner of the game, but the chance is wasted.

Nigeria take the lead!

9' GOOOOAAALLL! Victor Osimhen heads home a sensational cross from Moses Simon as Nigeria break the deadlock.

Nigeria continue to attack

6' The Super Eagles of Nigeria continue to dominate proceedings here as they continue to search for an early lead here.

Eagles close!

3' Osimhen was slightly caught offside as the Super Eagles start this encounter on a flying note.

Kick off

1' The Super Eagles of Nigeria get us underway. Moses Simon is the captain for the West African side today.

Anthems of both nations

The Nigerian anthem goes first and then that of Sao Tome & Principe.

Teams match onto the pitch

Both teams match onto the pitch on a very sunny afternoon here in Agadir, Morocco.