Nnamdi Oduamadi Nets Hat - trick As Nigeria Wallop Tahiti 6 - 1
Published: June 17, 2013
Nnamdi Oduamadi Nets Hat - trick As Nigeria Wallop Tahiti 6 - 1Nnamdi Oduamadi netted his first hat - trick in Nigeria colors as the Super Eagles walloped Oceania champions Tahiti 6 - 1 in a one sided match on Monday evening in Belo Horizonte.

Sporting Braga left back Uwa Echiejile opened the floodgates as early as the fifth minute, with his shot coming off 
Tahiti Captain Nicholas Villar and going inside the net.

Five minutes later, Nnamdi Oduamadi gave the Eagles a two - goal cushion. Tahiti tried to press forward in search of a goal to reduce the margin.

But Oduamadi deflated their moral with his second of the game on 26 minutes after a goalkeeping error by Xavier Samin.

In the 54th minute, Jonathan Tehau caused a sensation when he headed in a corner, 3 -1, a landmark goal for the country with a population of less than 245,000.

Nigeria responded like wounded lions. The defensive weaknesses of the Oceania kings were further exposed.

First, goalscorer Jonathan Tehau created history by being the first player ever to score at the opposite end of the pitch in the same match. That own goal arrived after 69 minutes.

Oduamadi netted his hat - trick after 76 minutes and this was followed by another goal by Echiejile with 10 minutes of normal time remaining.

Nigeria, who top Group B on goal difference ahead of Spain, will play South America champions Uruguay on Thursday, June 20.

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