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The US 94 Eagles Has This Other Unique Record Apart From Being The Best Ever Nigeria Has Presented

Nwanna
By Nwanna | self meida writer
Published 13 days ago - 252 views

Since 1994 Nigeria's Super Eagles has featured six times in FIFA World Cup. Of the six times, only one tournament saw Nigeria parading twenty-three players plying their trade from twenty-three different clubs. That was in the US in 1994, the first time Nigeria qualified for the competition. Every other tournament has been the Super Eagles parading at least two players coming from one club. 

In France 1998, Nigeria called two players each from two different clubs. The clubs are Ajax of Holland and Inter Milan of Italy. The prior had the duo of Sunday Ogochukwu Olise and Tijani Babangida while the latter had Taribo West and Kanu Nwankwo called to don the green and white jersey.

In 2002, the FIFA World Cup cup hosted in Japan and Korea saw two players plying their trade in PSG of France called to don the green and white jersey. The players were Bartholomew Ogbeche and the master dribbler himself, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. Another club Shakhtar Donetsk of Germany also had two players in the Eagles squad. The players were Julius Aghahowa and Isaac Okoronkwo.

In South Africa 2010, Nigeria's Super Eagles invited the quartet of Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Joseph Ikpo Yobo, John Utaka, and Kanu Nwankwo. Then Yakubu and Yobo were playing for Everton of England while Utaka and Kanu were playing for Portsmouth of England.

The Nigerian squad to Brazil in 2014 had the first-ever home team making the list with two players. The duo of Chigozie Agbim and Ejike Uzoenyi was playing for Rangers of Enugu then.

The last on the list, Russia 2018 had two players playing for Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Wilfred Ndidi were on duty for super Eagles. Also, on the list were the duo of Troost Ekong and Abdullahi Shehu that were playing for Bursaspor of Turkey.

The unique USA 94 squads are:

1. Wilfred Agbanavbare - Rayo Vallecano

2. Peter Rufai - SC Farense

3. Alloy Agu - Kayserispor

4. Augustine Eguaveon - AV Kortrijk

5. Benedict Iroha - Vitesse

6. Chidi Nwanu - RSC Anderlecht

7. Uche Okafor - Uniao Leiria

8. Uche Okechukwu - Fenerbache

9. Mutiu Adepoju - Racing Santander

10. Efan Ekoku - Norwich City

11. Emeka Ezeugo - BK Fremad Amager

12. Austin Okocha - Eintracht Frankfurt

13. Sunday Olise - Reggiana

14. Daniel Amokachi - Club Brugge VK

15. Emmanuel Amunike - Sporting CP

16. Victor Ikpeba - AS Monaco

17. Samson Siasia - FC Nantes

18. Rashidi Yekini - Olympiakos Piraeus

19. Thomson Oliha - Club Africa

20. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi - RWDM

21. Michael Emenalo - Eintracht Trier

22. Finidi George - Ajax

They were all from different clubs unlike other tournaments that the Eagles featured players from the same club.



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