The Super Eagles of Nigeria demolished the Hawks of Togo 3-0 in an international friendly in Paris on Thursday.
Goals courtesy of Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa (2) and Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho did justice to the match within the earlier half-hour of the encounter.
The statistics cummulated from the thrilling encounter are as follows :
- Super Eagles extends unbeaten run to eight games
The win on Thursday makes it eight games of which the Eagles have not tasted defeat. The run can be traced back to the 1-0 win over Mali on the 27th of May, 2016.
- Eagles win first game in last 3 matches
The Eagles, on Thursday night (local time) broke the jinx of one-all draws as they made an impressive return to winning ways. They had previously drawn games against Senegal and Corsica, both ending in a one-all draw.
- Kelechi Iheanacho netted seventh goal in eight games
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the third goal on the match and it proved to be his third in as many games and seventh in eight games for the national team. Amazing Statistics he’s got there!
- Ahmed Musa hits tenth brace in 3 years
Ahmed Musa made some landmark achievements for himself as his brace in the encounter was his tenth for both club(s) and country in competitive matches (11 if his brace against Barcelona in the ICC is included). The forward’s first carrer brace was against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup for Nigeria.
- Victor Osimhen is the first player born from 1998-till date to feature for Eagles
Wolfsburg sensation Victor Osimhen, 18, made history as he became the first player born in 1998 to feature for the Super Eagles. Stephen Odey of MFM FC could have snatched up this if he had been subbed-on earlier than the former U-20 international as he was also born in 1998.