Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria thrashed minnows Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles missed out on a place at the 2022 World Cup in Africa’s play-offs in March but have made a perfect start in Group A as they seek a spot at next year’s Nations Cup in Ivory Coast.
The victory away from home is the biggest win the west Africans have recorded, surpassing a 10-1 triumph over Benin in 1959.
Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis and Ademola Lookman, who spent last season on loan at Leicester City, were also on the score sheet for Jose Peseiro’s Nigeria.
Napoli striker Osimhen, 23, now has 15 goals in 22 international caps.
Osimhen was set up by Simon for the opener in the ninth minute and returned the favour before the Napoli forward laid on the third for Terem Moffi two minutes before the break.
Nigeria carried on where they left off in the second half as Osimhen grabbed his second three minutes after the restart and Stoke midfielder Peter Etebo netted a powerful free-kick in the 55th minute.
Moffi bagged his second on the hour mark and Lookman quickly made it 7-0.
Oshimen completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute then netted his fourth with six minutes remaining and Dennis rounded off the scoring with an injury-time penalty.
Nigeria has joined holders Senegal, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Mali with two wins from their first two qualifiers, with the next two rounds of matches scheduled for September.