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Meet the Only Player to Score Hat-trick For Super Eagles in FIFA Senior Tournament

Nigeria as a famous soccer nation is blessed with skillful footballer with flashes of brilliance in top occasions thanks to the unlimited exportation of talents.

However, when we are talking about the big stages, it will be very hard to look away from the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and the grandest platform of them all, FIFA World Cup.

So many admirable stars have don the green and white traditional colours of Nigeria namely; Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Sunday Oliseh, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, John Obi Mikel, Samson Siasia not forgetting goalkeepers like Vincent Enyeama and Peter Rufai.

But the topic is all about goals as the most important factor of the round leather game and it offered names like Rashidi Yekini, Daniel Amokachi, Obafemi Akinkunmi Martins, Ikechukwu Uche, Yakubu Ayegbeni, Segun Odegbami and more.

The above are goal scorers but someone else had his most unforgettable experience at the FIFA World Cup stage and it is no other than the current Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa.

Ahmed Musa, formerly of Kano Pillars, VVV Venlo, CSKA Moscow and Leicester City showed the world the danger in fast pace when he scored a brace in the narrow 3-2 defeat to Argentina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he took it to a record breaking level when he scored twice again four years later against Iceland.

The 2-0 victory is not ordinary as it gave him the accolade of becoming the top FIFA World Cup scorer in Super Eagles history with four goals while becoming the first Nigerian player to score in two different FIFA World Cup and many more.

But as a principal body of soccer, Fédération Internationale de Football Association created a competition of Champions which was tagged the FIFA Confederation Cup majorly for continental Champions.

The Super Eagles courtesy of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations victory authentically became the flag bearers for the second most populous continent.

Star players like Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike got injured prior to the competition which paved ways for this mercurial forward who was dubbed the next Robinho.

Nnamdi Oduamadi was first capped by Nigeria U-17 , when he was at the Pepsi Football Academy .He went on to be called up by Nigeria U-20 to take part in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup , but eventually was cut from the final squad due to an hamstring injury.

Oduamadi made his full international debut for Nigeria against Kenya, on 29 March 2011, featuring as a second-half substitute.

Two years later, he made his second appearance against Kenya in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match, where he scored the equalising goal in the 94th minute to level the score, a crucial result which aided the team's qualification.

Oduamadi was selected for Nigeria's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup , in which he scored three goals against Tahiti in the opening match which Nigeria won by 6-1.

The late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi saw something in the now 29-year-old who spent most of his career in Italy with AC Milan, Torino, Genoa, Brescia and more while he was able to account for four goals in 13 appearances for the Super Eagles.

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