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Soccer News of Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Meet the three Nigerian players who have scored four goals in a single game for the Super Eagles

Rashidi Yekini, Victor Osimhen Rashidi Yekini, Victor Osimhen

Goal scoring is a sine qua non in football as a sport. Strikers and forwards are mostly tasked with the responsibility of putting the ball at the back of the net.

Nigeria over the years has seen some fine attacking talents.

Osimhen is a young prospect who is destined for greatness in world football.

The 23-year-old recently joined himself with some of the greatest strikers Nigeria has ever seen with his magisterial display against Sao Tome

Today we look at Super Eagles players who have scored four times in a single game for Nigeria.

Elkanah Onyeali- 1959

Elkanah Onyeali was the first Nigerian to score a double brace for the national team.

The center-forward found the back of the net on four different occasions when Nigeria battered Dahomey now the Benin Republic 10-1 in the Nkrumah Cup played in Lagos in the year 1959.

Elkanah is one of the finest strikers Nigeria has ever seen. His short spell with the national team spanning between 1959 and 1961 saw him score 11 goals in 11 matches.

Onyeali was one of the first African players to play in England and the first black player to play professionally in Merseyside.

Rashidi Yekini- 1991

The Super Eagles' all-time top scorer was the second Nigerian to score four times in a single game for the Super Eagles.

The goal poacher scored on four different occasions when Nigeria hammered their West Africa counterparts, Burkina Faso, by 7-1 in the 1992 AFCON qualifiers.

He achieved this feat 35 years after Onyeali. He won the Africa Footballer Of the year in 1993 and also scored Nigeria's first-ever World Cup goal.

The legendary is Nigeria's all-time top scorer with 37 goals in 62 caps.

Victor Osimhen- 2022

Victor Osimhen became the latest Super Eagle to pen his name in the history books following his heroics against Sao Tome and Principe.

The 23-year-old Napoli attacker found the back of the net four times when Nigeria thumped Sao Tome by 10 goals to nil at the Stade Agadir Stadium in Morocco.

The prolific young attacker has now scored 15 goals in 23 caps for Nigeria with 22 goals behind the all-time leading top scorer, Rashidi Yekini.