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Nigeria national football team

Nigeria
Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Sunday Oliseh
Captain Ahmed Musa
Most caps Vincent Enyeama (101)
Top scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadium Abuja National Stadium
FIFA code NGA
FIFA ranking
Current 52 Increase 1 (1 October 2015)
Highest 5 (April 1994)
Lowest 82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking
Current 47 (7 August 2015)
Highest 15 (31 May 2004)
Lowest 72 (27 December 1964)
First international
Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 8 October 1949)[1]
Biggest win
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey 
(Lagos, Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Biggest defeat
 Gold Coast and Trans-Volta Togoland 7–0 Nigeria 
(Accra, Gold Coast; 1 June 1955)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1994)
Best result Round of 16, 1994, 1998 and 2014
African Nations Cup
Appearances 17 (First in 1963)
Best result Champions, 1980, 1994 and 2013
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1995)
Best result Fourth Place, 1995

The Nigeria national football team, known as the "Super Eagles", represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They are three times African Champions, with their recent title in 2013, defeating Burkina Faso in the final. During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest FIFA ranking ever achieved by an African football team. They have qualified for five of the last six FIFA World Cups,except for the 2006 FIFA World Cup hosted in Germany and reached the round of 16 three times. They made their first World cup appearance in the United States in 1994

Contents

  • History 1
  • FIFA World Cup 2
    • 1994 World Cup 2.1
    • 1998 World Cup 2.2
    • 2002 & 2006 World Cups 2.3
    • 2010 World Cup 2.4
    • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2.5
    • World Cup record 2.6
  • Africa Cup of Nations record 3
    • 1963 - 1978 3.1
    • 1980 - 1990 3.2
    • 1992 - 2006 3.3
    • 2008 - 2015 3.4
  • FIFA Confederations Cup 4
  • Team Honours and Achievements 5
    • Recent Nigeria Results 5.1
  • Kit history 6
  • Coaching staff 7
  • Current squad 8
    • Recent call-ups 8.1
  • All Time Player Records 9
  • Managers 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

History

After playing other colonies in unofficial games since the 1930s,[3] Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony. The team played warm up games in England against various amateur teams like Dulwich Hamlet, Bishop Auckland and South Liverpool. The team's first major success was a gold medal in the 2nd All-Africa games, with 3rd-place finishes in the 1976 and 1978 African Cup of Nations to follow. In 1980 the team had such players as Leyton Orient's John Chiedozie and Tunji Banjo, and the Muda Lawal/Christian Chukwu-led Super Eagles won the Cup for the first time in Lagos. Nigeria won the men's football event at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, beating Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in the process. They were runners up in the same event, losing to Argentina in a rematch of the 1996 event.

In 1984 and 1988, Nigeria reached the Cup of Nations final, losing both times to Cameroon. Three of the four African titles won by Cameroon have been won by defeating Nigeria. Missing out to Cameroon on many occasions has created an intense rivalry between both nations. Two notable occasions; narrowly losing out on qualification for the 1990 World Cup and then the controversial final of the 2000 African Cup of Nations where a goal scored by Victor Ikpeba during a penalty shoot out was disallowed by the referee.

FIFA World Cup

1994 World Cup

Nigeria finally reached the World Cup for the first time in 1994 after years of struggling to get there. They were managed by Clemens Westerhof. Nigeria topped their group which included Argentina, Bulgaria, and Greece. Nigeria defeated Bulgaria 3–0, lost to Argentina 1–2, and reached the second round after a 2–0 victory over Greece. In the second round Nigeria played Italy and took the lead with a goal from Emmanuel Amunike at 25 minutes. Nigeria were within two minutes of qualifying for the Quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup in the game against Italy but Roberto Baggio scored to take the game to extra time. He also scored the eventual winning goal. The game ended 2–1 in favour of the Italians.

1998 World Cup

In 1998 Nigeria returned to the World Cup alongside Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, and South Africa. Optimism was high due to its manager Bora Milutinović and the return of most 1994 squad members. In the final tournament Nigeria were drawn into group D with Spain, Bulgaria, Paraguay. Nigeria scored a major upset by defeating Spain 3–2 after coming back twice from being 1–0 and 2–1 down. The Eagles qualified for the second round with a win against Bulgaria and a loss to Paraguay. The team's hopes of surpassing its 1994 performance was shattered after a 1–4 loss to Denmark.

2002 & 2006 World Cups

The 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, saw Nigeria again qualify with optimism. With a new squad and distinctive pastel green kits the Super Eagles were expected to build on its strong performances in the 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations. Nigeria were drawn into group F with powerhouses Sweden, Argentina, and England. The first game against Argentina started with a strong defence that kept the first half scoreless. In the 61st minute Gabriel Batistuta breached the Nigerian defence to put Argentina in the lead 1–0 and win the game. Nigeria's second game against Sweden saw them take the lead but later lose 2–1. Nigeria then drew 0–0 with England and bowed out in the first round.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup after finishing level on points in the qualification group with Angola, but having an inferior record in the matches between the sides.[4]

2010 World Cup

On 14 November 2009, Nigeria qualified for the 2010 World Cup after defeating Kenya by 3–2 in Nairobi.[5]

Nigeria lost its opening match against Ayila Yussuf that was fed through the South Korean defense was none other than Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Once the pass found Yakubu's foot about four yards away from the empty goal, Yakubu pushed the ball wide of the left post to keep South Korea ahead 2-1. Three minutes later, Yakubu was able to calmly finish a penalty to knot the score at two apiece, but the damage was done as Nigeria was unable to score again and the match ended in a 2-2 draw. With this result, Nigeria was eliminated from the 2010 World Cup with just one point, while South Korea advanced into the round of 16 with four points. On 30 June 2010, following the team's early exit and poor showing, the then President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national football team from international competition for two years.[7] This suspension put the team at risk of being banned from international football by FIFA for reasons of political interference.[8]

On 5 July 2010, the Nigerian government rescinded its ban of the national football team from FIFA/CAF football competitions,[9] but the sanction of suspension was applied by FIFA some three months after.[10] On 4 October 2010, Nigeria was indefinitely banned from international football due to government interference following the 2010 World Cup.[10] Four days later, however, the ban was "provisionally lifted" until 26 October, the day after the officially unrecognised National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) dropped its court case against the NFF.[11]

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Nigeria's campaign opened with a disappointing 0-0 draw over Iran. Four days later the team played their second game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. A 29th-minute Peter Odemwingie goal gave Nigeria their first World Cup win since 1998. They faced Argentina some days later : a 3rd minute Lionel Messi goal for the opposition was followed almost instantly with an equalizer by Ahmed Musa. Messi gave Argentina the lead back just before half-time. In the second half Musa leveled the game out again, Lionel Messi was substituted and handed over his captaincy to Marcos Rojo only for Marcos Rojo to put Argentina 3-2 ahead minutes later. Nigeria lost the match, but still qualified for the round of 16. In the Round of 16 Nigeria faced France, an 18th-minute stabbed shot from Emmanuel Emenike saw the ball in the net, past the French goal-keeper but the goal was ruled off-side by the linesman. Nigeria held them off until the 79th minute when a cross and a Paul Pogba header gifted France the lead. An accidental own goal by Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo in injury time put the result beyond any doubt: Nigeria was out. This is the third time Nigeria is eliminated in the round of 16 and they where not still able to enter the Quarter-finals in the FIFA World Cup.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
Year Host(s) Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930  URU Did not enter
1934  ITA
1938  FRA
1950  BRA
1954   SWI
1958  SWE
1962  CHI Did not qualify
1966  ENG Withdrew[n 1][12]
1970  MEX Did not qualify
1974  FRG
1978  ARG
1982  ESP
1986  MEX
1990  ITA
1994  USA Round of 16 1st in
group
4 2 0 2 7 4
1998  FRA 1st in
group
4 2 0 2 6 9
2002  KOR and  JPN Group Stage 4th in
group
3 0 1 2 1 3
2006  GER Did not qualify
2010  RSA Group Stage 4th in
group
3 0 1 2 3 5
2014  BRA Round of 16 2nd in
group
4 1 1 2 3 5
2018  RUS To be decided
2022  QAT To be decided
Total Round of 16 5/20 18 5 3 10 20 26
Notes
  1. ^ All African nations withdrew due to a lack of qualifying berths.

Africa Cup of Nations record

1963 - 1978

Nigeria first appreared in the Africa Cup of Nation in 1963, They were drawn into group with Sudan, and the then United Arab Republic, They did not advance to the next stage. The team withdrew it self from two African Cup of Nations between 1963 to 1974, due to political insability. In 1976, they came back to the Cup of Nations with third-place finishes in both the 1976 and 1978 Africa cup of Nations

1980 - 1990

Nigeria hosted the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations and also won their first Africa Cup of Nations Title that year in Lagos. Nigeria came out as runners up three times and had one group stage elimination, between 1982 to 1990. They also failed to qualify for the 1986 African cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.

1992 - 2006

Nigeria appeared again in the African cup of Nations in 1992 and 1994, they finished third place in 1992 and won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, which was the second time they won the tournament. In 1996 the team withdrew it self from the tournament due to the political tensions in the country as at that time, they where also banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations. In 2000 they returned to the Cup of Nations and took the runners up. they later finished third place In the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Africa Cup of Nations respectively.

2008 - 2015

In the 2008 African Cup of Nations, Nigeria ended their campaign in the quarter finals after losing to Ghana. They qualified for 2010 African Cup of Nations, hosted by Angola, but were eliminated by Egypt in the semi-finals. They failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations after ending on a 2-2 draw against Guinea with goals from Ikechukwu Uche and Victor Obinna. Nigeria came back with full force in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by South Africa; after playing through the tournament with an unbeaten run, they confronted Burkina Faso in the finals to lift the Cup for the third time.

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations saw Nigeria, who were then the current champions, with no hope of qualification after ending on a draw with South Africa in Uyo, a match that Nigeria would have lost, but a dying minute strike from Sone Aluko put the teams level after which they were unable to score again, and bowed out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1957 Did Not Enter
1959
1962 Withdrew
1963 Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 3 10
1965 Withdrew
1968 Did Not Qualify
1970 Withdrew
1972 Did Not Qualify
1974
1976 Third Place 3rd 6 3 1 2 11 10
1978 Third Place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 5
1980 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 8 1
1982 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 5
1984 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 7 8
1986 Did Not Qualify
1988 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 5 3
1990 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 3 8
1992 Third Place 3rd 5 4 0 1 8 5
1994 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 9 3
1996 Withdrew
1998 Banned
2000 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 12 5
2002 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 4 2
2004 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 11 5
2006 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 7 3
2008 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 3
2010 Third Place 3rd 6 3 1 2 6 4
2012 Did Not Qualify
2013 Champions 1st 5 4 2 0 11 4
2015 Did Not Qualify
2017 To be determined
2019 To be determined
2021 To be determined
2023 To be determined
Total 3 Titles 17/29 86 45 22 19 120 84
*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA Confederations Cup

Nigeria have only been in the FIFA confederations cup two times, first in 1995 some months after they took their second African Cup of Nations Title. The second time Nigeria came to the FIFA Confederations Cup was in 2013, were they lost to both Spain and Uruguay in the last two group stage matches after beating Tahiti 6-1 in their first match.
FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
1992 Did Not Qualify
1995 Fourth Place 4th 3 1 2 0 4 1 Squad
1997 Did Not Qualify
1999
2001
2003
2005
2009
2013 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 7 6 Squad
2017 To Be Determined
2021
Total Fourth Place 2/9 6 2 2 2 11 7 -

Team Honours and Achievements

Winners (3): 1980, 1994, 2013
Runners-up (4): 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000
  • 1There were three editions of the LG Cup held in 2004 in April, August and October.

Recent Nigeria Results

[23]

Kit history

On 23 April 2015, Nike was announced to be the current supplier of Nigeria's kits after Adidas ended their kit contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.[24][25] Before that, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit between 1998 to 2003.

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Sunday Oliseh
Technical Director Shaibu Amodu
Assistant Coach Jean Francois Losciuto
Assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf
Goalkeeper Trainer Alloysius Agu
Goalkeeper Trainer Ike Shorunmu
Scout Thomas Sjoberg

Current squad

The following players were named to the squad for the November 2015 World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland.[26]

Caps and goals current as of 11 Oct. 2015 after match against Cameroon.

All caps/goals against FIFA members only.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 1 0 Sunshine Stars
1GK Carl Ikeme (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 4 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1GK Dele Alampasu (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 0 0 C.D. Feirense
2DF Godfrey Oboabona (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 44 1 Çaykur Rizespor
2DF Elderson Echiéjilé (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 47 2 Monaco
2DF Chima Akas (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 5 0 Sharks
2DF Leon Balogun (1989-06-28) 28 June 1989 6 0 Mainz 05
2DF Shehu Abdullahi (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 2 0 Uniao Madeira
2DF Efe Ambrose (1988-10-18) 18 October 1988 47 3 Celtic
2DF Wilfred Ndidi (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 1 0 Racing Genk
2DF Orji Kalu (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 0 0 Enugu Rangers
3MF John Obi Mikel (1987-04-22) 22 April 1987 71 4 Chelsea
3MF Rabiu Ibrahim (1991-03-15) 15 March 1991 4 0 Trenčín
3MF Sylvester Igboun (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 4 0 Ufa
3MF Ogenyi Onazi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 36 1 Lazio
3MF Austin Obaroakpo 1 0 Abia Warriors
3MF Paul Onobi (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 0 0 Sunshine Stars
4FW Obafemi Martins (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 40 18 Seattle Sounders FC
4FW Ahmed Musa (Captain) (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 54 11 CSKA Moscow
4FW Moses Simon (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 6 2 Gent
4FW Odion Ighalo (1989-06-16) 16 June 1989 5 2 Watford
4FW Alex Iwobi (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 2 0 Arsenal U21
4FW Ezekiel Bassey (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 0 0 Enyimba

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Nigeria squad within the last 12 months.

[27][28][29]
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vincent Enyeama (1982-08-29) 29 August 1982 101 0 Lille v.  Chad, 13 June 2015RET
GK Olufemi Thomas (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 0 0 Enyimba v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015
GK David Obiazor 0 0 Heartland v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
GK Daniel Akpeyi (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 1 0 Warri Wolves v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
GK Theophilus Afelokhai (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 0 0 Kano Pillars v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
GK Chigozie Agbim (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 16 0 Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
GK Austin Ejide (1984-04-08) 8 April 1984 33 0 Hapoel Be'er Sheva v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
DF Kenneth Omeruo (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 31 0 Kasımpaşa v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015INJ
DF William Troost-Ekong (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 4 0 Haugesund v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015
DF Jamil Alimi (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 0 0 Shooting Stars v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
DF Idris Aloma (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 0 0 Enyimba v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
DF Stephen Eze (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 0 0 Sunshine Stars v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
DF Nelson Ogbonnaya (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 0 0 Heartland v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
DF Azubuike Egwuekwe (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 35 2 Warri Wolves v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
DF Chinedu Udoji (1989-12-22) 22 December 1989 0 0 Enyimba v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
DF Akeem Latifu (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 2 0 Aalesund v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
DF Kunle Odunlami (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 11 0 Sunshine Stars v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
DF Bright Esieme (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 4 0 Enyimba v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
DF Nathaniel Joseph (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 2 0 Sharks v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
DF Umar Zango (1994-02-23) 23 February 1994 7 0 Kano Pillars v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015 INJ
DF Juwon Oshaniwa (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 17 0 Heart of Midlothian v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
MF Victor Moses (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 24 7 West Ham United v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015
MF Nwankwo Obiora (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 3 0 Académica de Coimbra v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015
MF Joel Obi (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 12 0 Torino v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
MF Lukman Haruna (1990-12-04) 4 December 1990 8 1 Anzhi Makhachkala v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
MF Mohammed Usman (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 1 0 Taraba v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
MF Izunna Uzochukwu (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 1 0 Amkar Perm v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
MF Yaro Bature 1 0 Nasarawa United v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
MF Kingsley Sokari (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 2 0 Enyimba v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
MF Lordson Ichull (1993-02-24) 24 February 1993 0 0 Warri Wolves v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
MF Ifeanyi Matthew (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 0 0 El-Kanemi Warriors v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 0 0 Bayelsa United v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
MF John Ugochukwu (1988-04-20) 20 April 1988 12 1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
MF Michel Babatunde (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 9 0 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
MF Steven Ukoh (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 3 0 Biel-Bienne v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
MF Anderson Esiti (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 1 0 Estoril v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
MF Rabiu Ali (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 10 3 Kano Pillars v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
MF Stanley Dimgba (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 2 0 Warri Wolves v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
MF Michael Egbeta (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 0 0 Warri Wolves v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
MF Charles Henlong (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 0 0 Giwa v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
MF Moses Ubong (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 0 0 Kano Pillars v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
MF Hope Akpan (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 4 0 Blackburn Rovers v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Chinedu Udeaga (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 0 0 Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
MF Raheem Lawal (1990-05-04) 4 May 1990 7 0 Eskişehirspor v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
MF Tony Edjomari (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 0 0 Kano Pillars v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
FW Emmanuel Emenike (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 37 9 Al Ain v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015RET
FW Prince Aggrey 1 0 Sunshine Stars v.  Cameroon, 11 October 2015
FW Anthony Ujah (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 7 0 Köln v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
FW Emem Eduok (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 1 0 Espérance v.  Niger 8 Sept. 2015
FW Gbolahan Salami (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 13 3 Warri Wolves v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
FW Tunde Adeniji (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 0 0 Sunshine Stars v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
FW Bright Ejike (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 0 0 Heartland v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
FW Etebo Oghenekaro (1995-11-09) 9 November 1995 0 0 Warri Wolves v.  Tanzania, 6 September 2015 PRE
FW Aaron Samuel (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 7 2 Guangzhou R&F v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
FW Gabriel Okechukwu (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 0 0 Volyn Lutsk v.  Chad, 7 June 2015
FW Mfon Udoh (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 3 1 Enyimba v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
FW Ezekiel Mbah (1993-11-25) 25 November 1993 0 0 Kano Pillars v.  Chad, 7 June 2015 PRE
FW Sone Aluko (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 6 2 Hull City v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Brown Ideye (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 24 5 Olympiacos v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015 INJ
FW Christian Obiozor (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 3 1 Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Mohammed Gambo (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 3 0 Kano Pillars v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Christian Osaguona (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 2 0 Raja Casablanca v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Ikechukwu Uche (1984-01-05) 5 January 1984 46 19 UANL v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
FW Sunday Emmanuel (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 3 0 Grödig v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
  • INJ: Withdrew because of an injury.
  • PRE: Preliminary squad.
  • RET: Retired from international football.

All Time Player Records

As of 11 October 2015

Managers

Source[31]

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  3. ^ Nigeria's First Football Captain
  4. ^ Nigeria’s Elimination from 2006 World Cup: We Got What We Deserved
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^ West African Soccer Federation Championship (1959-67) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  14. ^ WAFU Unity Cup (2005) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  15. ^ Jalco Cup (1951-1959) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  16. ^ Azikiwe Cup (1961-1967) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  17. ^ LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (1997-2006) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  18. ^ Dakar Friendly Tournament (1975) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  19. ^ Addis Abeba 25th Anniversary Tournament (1983) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  20. ^ Ethiopia International Tournament (1992) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  21. ^ King Hassan II Tournament (1996-2008) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  22. ^ Nelson Mandella Inauguration Challenge Cup (1994-2013) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  23. ^ Nigeria has won 56 african cup of nations , and a world cup
  24. ^
  25. ^
  26. ^ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/10/obafemi-martins-recalled-to-eagles-squad/
  27. ^ http://www.thenff.com/2015/08/oliseh-calls-23-home-boys-for-tanzania/
  28. ^ http://www.thenff.com/2015/08/oliseh-calls-enyeama-17-others-for-eagles-tanzania/
  29. ^ http://www.thenff.com/2015/09/enyeama-obi-in-eagles-24-man-list-for-leopards-lions/
  30. ^ a b
  31. ^ National Team Coaches/

External links

  • Nigeria Football Federation official site
  • GreenEagles.org – Unofficial Database of The Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • RSSSF archive of results 1955–2008
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