Sports

Nigeria secures record win but Morocco struggles to win – SABC News

Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria secured a record 10-0 win over Sao Tome & Principe in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Group A qualifier in neutral Agadir on Monday, while World Cup contenders Morocco to a 2-0 -Victory against Liberia fought .

Nigeria, who surprisingly missed out on a spot at this year’s World Cup in Qatar, completed their biggest international win as Terem Moffi (two), Moses Simon, Peter Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis also joined the scorer list.

However, the defeat is not the heaviest in Sao Tome history – that was an 11-0 loss to Congo in 1976.

The win means Nigeria have a maximum of six points from their opening two games as they seek to reach the continental finals in Côte d’Ivoire next June.

That’s two points clear of Guinea-Bissau, who allowed Sierra Leone to recover from a game in Conakry, two goals down, to a 2-2 draw.

Two goals from Jorginho put Guinea-Bissau on their way to a seemingly comfortable three points.

But when Guinea’s left-back Sana Gomes received a red card after 56 minutes, the momentum turned in the hosts’ favor as Augustus Kargbo and Musa Kamara equalized for Leone Stars.

Morocco were weak in the first half of Group K’s victory over Liberia, played in Casablanca, although it was a ‘home game’ for the West African side.

Like Sao Tome and Sierra Leone, Liberia has been banned from home games by the Confederation of African Football because their stadiums are not up to the required standard.

Morocco therefore happily agreed to cover the cost of hosting the game, but turned their win into a tough bettor.

After a goalless opening period with few chances, they eventually took the lead through a Faycal Fajr penalty and doubled their lead two minutes later when Youssef En Nesyri scored his second goal in as many games.

Morocco top the three-team pool with six points, while Liberia and South Africa meet in potentially crucial home and away games in September.

Nigeria secures record win but Morocco struggles to win – SABC News

Source link Nigeria secures record win but Morocco struggles to win – SABC News

Back to top button