Nigeria’s Super Eagles play their final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome & Principe this Sunday in Uyo.

It is a match that merely fulfil the fixtures as the Super Eagles, already qualified, sit atop of Group A and merely need a draw, to finish the race as group leaders.

Sao Tome & Principe have long been eliminated. The Super Eagles last year recorded Nigeria’s men’s biggest win when they beat Sao Tome & Principe 10-0, eclipsing their earlier long-time record of 10-1 against Benin Republic in 1959.

Despite the Sunday’s match holding little significance, the Nigeria Football Federation spared nothing by assembling 19 oversea players at great cost despite usual complaint of lean purse.

With the presence of Jose Peseiro at all the 15 matches of the NPFL Super 6 three much ago and meticulously taking notes on his laptop, an all-home players outfit could have suffice, preparing a nucleus of possible CHAN squad as Nigeria have poor record at the continental competition.

Only another ruthless win that possibly erase the record 10-0 first leg match win can justify the huge expenditure of 19 foreign players attempting to kill an ant with sledge hammer.

Perhaps, the match can aid Victor Osimhen to finish the qualifying series as the highest scorer and push him further to win the African Footballer of the Year later in December.

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