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A To Z Of Super Eagles

A - Algeria is the country from where the Super Eagles picked a World Cup ticket for the first time on October 8, 1993.

B - Brazil and the Super Eagles played out a 1-1 draw in an international friendly in 2019.

C - Christopher Kanu, the brother of Kanu Nwankwo picked up less than five international caps.

D - Denmark walloped Nigeria 4-1 in the second round of France 1998 World Cup.

E - Ebbe Sand of Denmark entered the World Cup record books scoring the fastest goal by a substitute player in the 4-1 defeat or Nigeria at France 1998.

F - Finidi George celebrated with a unique style after scoring against Greece at the 1994 World Cup.

G - Guinea's Abubakar Titi Camara scored as they lost 2-1 to Nigeria at the 1998 World Cup Qualifiers.

H - Haruna Ilerika was one of the African star Footballers called upon to feature in the maiden Afro-Latin American soccer duel in 1973.

I - Ireland was the first team Nigeria met on May 29, 2004 when Bartholomew Ogbeche score a brace.

J - Jamaica drew 2-2 with Nigeria in preparatory game for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

K - Kenya lost 2-1 to Nigeria in the qualification for World Cup 2010.

L - Libya is the place where John Obi Mikel played his first international match.

M - Mahrez late winner helped Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.


N - Namibia is the country that Victor Ikpeba netted his only international hat trick against.

O - Okocha scored the 1000th goal of the Africa Cup of Nations against South Africa in 2004. Super Eagles won 4-0.

P - Peter Odemwingie struck a brace for Nigeria against South Africa in 2004.

Q - Queens Park Rangers is one of the clubs which former Nigeria defender, Danny Shittu, played for.

R - Rashidi Yekini is the first Nigerian to score at the FIFA World Cup. He achieved this feat against Bulgaria in 1994.

S - Stephen Keshi is the only Nigerian to win Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach.

T - Taribo West is the only Super Eagles star to play for both Inter Milan and AC Milan.

U - Uruguay, at the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup, was the team that ended an 18-match unbeaten run which the Super Eagles had from the June 3, 2012 1-0 defeat of Namibia in Calabar to the June 21, 2013 loss by 2-1 to a Luiz Suarez inspired Uruguay.

V - Victor Osimhen scored three goals against Lesotho in two games, he hit two in Maseru and one in Lagos.

W - Wole Odegbami, the brother of Segun Odegbami played for Nigeria at Seoul 1988.

X - Xavi Hernandez skippered Spain to a 3-0 win over Nigeria in 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup.

Y - Yugoslavian gaffer, Jelisavic Tiko, led Nigeria to third place at 1976 AFCON.

Z - Zambia and Nigeria drew 1-1 at 2013 Cup of Nations.

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