Super Eagles Of Nigeria (National Team)
Football is not only synonymous to Religion to many Nigerians but the absolute number one sport! Success at the National team level as a player automatically earns the player superstar and hero Status.
The 1990′s was the golden era of Nigerian football as it dominated African football and gained world wide attention.To have been an integral part of this was one of the highlights of my career!
When the national teams played,especially the “Super Eaales”, in the 90’s, households remained glued to their television set, no matter what hour of the day!.
My super Eagles adventure started in the summer of 1993 when Nigeria took on Ethiopia!
We won by a spectacular 6-0 and I had a blessed début outing.Thus began my national team collaboration with the best Nigerian striker of all time ,the late Rasheed Yekini!
THE 1994 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP CONQUEST (TUNISIA 1994)
Prior to 1994, 34 years after Independence from the British, Nigeria’s only Senior title was the 1980 African cup of Nations. After the historic qualification to it’s maiden FIFA World Cup,tagged U.S.A ’94, We attacked the conquest of the 1994 African Nations Cup in Tunisia with the team below.
Substitutes (Reserves) : Stephen keshi (R.I.P),Nduka Ugbade,Alloy Agu,Efan Ekoku,Mutiu Adepoju,Wilfred Agbonavbare (R.I.P), Victor Ikpeba,Isaac Semitoje,Fuludu Edema,
Coaching Crew: Clemence Westerhoff,Bonfrere Jo,Christian Chukwu,..
FIFA World Cup 1994 (U.S.A ’94)
The 1994 FIFA world Cup was an Amazing experience that heralded Nigeria into the league of the World’s best Football Nations. Opening with a 3-0 victory over Bulgaria,with the now iconic goal celebration from Rashidi Yekini as he went into history,deservingly,as Nigeria’s first goal scorer in a world cup.
Nigeria became ranked the 5th best Nation in the world by FIFA’s Ranking after the world cup 1994, thanks to this form by the Super Eagles.a feat yet to be surpassed by any African Nation.
World Cup ’98 Story
World Cup ’98 Part 2
Nigeria’s World Cup Squad 1994 (The Team Of Legends)
Players Name Date of Birth CLUB
1 GK Peter Rufai 24 Aug 1963 Go Ahead Eagles (NED)
2 DF Augustine Eguavoen 19 Aug 1965 Kortrijk (BEL)
3 DF Benedict Iroha 29 Nov 1969 Vitesse Arnhem (NED)
4 DF Stephen Keshi 31 Jan 1962 Molenbeek (BEL)
5 DF Uche Okechukwu 27 Sep 1967 Fenerbahce (TUR)
6 DF Chidi Nwanu 01 Jan 1967 RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
7 FW Finidi George 15 Apr 1971 Ajax (NED)
8 MD Oliha Thompson 04 Oct 1968 Africa Sports (CIV)
9 FW Rashidi Yekini 23 Oct 1963 Vitoria Setubal (POR)
10 MD Augustine Okocha 14 Aug 1973 Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
11 FW Emmanuel Amunike 25 Dec 1970 Zamalek (EGY)
12 MD Samson Siasia 14 Aug 1967 Nantes (FRA)
13 DF Emeka Ezeugo 16 Dec 1965 Honved (HUN)
14 FW Daniel Amokachi 30 Dec 1972 Club Brügge (BEL)
15 MD Sunday Oliseh 14 Sep 1974 RC Liege (BEL)
16 GK Alloysius Agu 12 Jul 1967 RC Liege (BEL)
17 FW Victor Ikpeba 12 Jun 1973 AS Monaco (FRA)
18 FW Efan Ekoku 08 Jun 1967 Norwich City (ENG)
19 DF Michael Emenalo 14 Jul 1965 (no club)
20 FW Uche Okafor 08 Aug 1967 Hannover 96 (GER)
21 MD Mutiu Adepoju 22 Dec 1970 Racing Santander (SPA)
22 GK Wilfred Agbonavbare 05 Oct 1966 Rayo Vallecano (SPA)
Coach: Clemens Westerhof (NED)