Super Eagles Of Nigeria (National Team)

super-eagle-for-webFootball 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.

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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)

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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)

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  • Uchenna Oyali says:

    Hey, sorry, I sent that in a rush, thought it was some info form to the admin, didn’t realise it is for comments to be published. Please do not publish that…just for your personal use.

    Uche

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