International Soccer
 
          === Oduamadi's hat trick helps Nigeria ease past Tahiti ===
 
 Belo  Horizonte, Brazil  (Sports Network) - Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat trick
 as Nigeria easily coasted past Group B minnows Tahiti on Monday by a 6-1 score
 in Confederations Cup play.
 
 As  expected, Nigeria  had  its way  for  the most  part  against the  Oceania
 representative, which has just one professional player on its roster.
 
 Goals from Elderson and Oduamadi in the opening 10 minutes got Nigeria off the
 mark,  while Oduamadi added  his second goal of the contest in the 26th minute
 after a terrible error from Tahiti goalkeeper Xavier Samin.
 
 Tahiti  did have one  bright spot in the match as Marama Vahirua's corner kick
 was  headed home at  the back post by Jonathan Tehau, making it 3-1 and giving
 Tahiti something to take away from the game.
 
 But  Nigeria added three  more goals over the final 20 minutes as Tehau scored
 an  own goal,  Oduamadi completed his hat trick and Elderson netted his second
 goal with 10 minutes to play.
 
 Nigeria  goes to the top of Group B with the result, but the African side will
 get a much tougher test in its next match against Uruguay on Thursday.
 
 Tahiti has the unenviable task of trying to slow down Spain in its next match,
 which will be a monumental test.
 
 
 
 
 06/17 16:53:55 ET

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