Nigeria 7-0 Benin, Nigeria 10-1 Dahomey: A look back at the Super Eagles’ biggest wins

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Last Monday, Nigeria massacred Sao Tome and Principe with the score of 10-0. A show of force from the Super Eagles who are however not on their first try. Here are just some of the greatest victories in the history of the Nigerian team.

Unquestionably one of Africa’s great footballing nations, Nigeria has martyred many of its counterparts both in Africa and the rest of the world. In their history of winning the CAN (three times), the Olympic Games in 1994 and three times reaching the round of 16 of the World Cup, the Super Eagles have won countless victories over river scores, as the country has produced some of the deadliest forwards a team could desire. Back on some of the massacres of the Nigerian formation.

Nigeria 6-1 Tahiti (June 17, 2013)

Almost ten years ago, the Super Eagles in the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup showed they were true African kings when they beat Tahiti 6-1. Fresh off their triumph at the 2013 AFCON tournament hosted by South Africa, the Super Eagles represented Africa at the Confederation Cup.

Stephen Keshi’s men got the tournament off to a good start with the 6-1 victory in which Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat-trick. Unfortunately, the Super Eagles failed to capitalize on that bright start as they were knocked out already in the group stage after defeats to Uruguay and Spain.

Nigeria 7-1 Burkina Faso (27 July 1991)

The Super Eagles, after being held 1-1 in Ouagadougou by Burkina Faso in the 1992 AFCON qualifiers, returned to Lagos on a mission. At Surulere National Stadium, the Super Eagles put on a ruthless display as they beat the Stallions 7-1.

Rashidi Yekini had a memorable outing scoring four goals, a feat no other could replicate until Monday when Osimhen scored the same number of goals against Sao Tome and Principe. Apart from Yekini, Friday Elaho and Finidi George were Nigeria’s other scorers against Burkina Faso.

Nigeria 7-0 Benin Republic (14 February 1977)

The Nigeria national team showed no brotherly love to the neighboring Republic of Benin when the two teams were involved in a friendly match on Valentine’s Day in 1977. The Eagles managed by Tiko Jelisavcic hit the Squirrels for seven in Lagos with Thompson Usiyen hitting a hat-trick while Godwin Iwelimo bagged a brace.

Samuel Ojebode and Alloysius Atuegbu both scored a goal apiece as the Squirrels attended the Seven Wonders of Lagos.

Nigeria 10-1 Dahomey (29 November 1959)

Before Sao Tome and Principe’s 10-0 demolition in Morocco on Monday, the 63-year-old’s result was the country’s biggest ever victory. It was in this game that Onyeali Elkana became the first Nigerian player to score four goals, a feat no other could match before Yekini finally did the same in 1991 and then Osimhen replicated three decades later.

Nigeria 5-0 Georgia (11 June 1994)

It’s another sweet June victory overseen by an indigenous coach, the late Shaibu Amodu. In this friendly match played at Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the Super Eagles beat their European counterparts 5-0, with Rasheed Yekini and Samson Siasia scoring twice each while Mutiu Adepoju scored the fifth goal.

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