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Opinion: 3 Nigeria Players Who Performed Very Well For The Super Eagles During Their Playing Days

3) Jay-Jay Okocha

The number 3 player on the list is Jay-Jay Okocha. Okocha is currently retired. He was a joy to watch during his active days.

He was a fantastic midfielder who created a lot of amazing performances with both his country and his team.

Jay-Jay Okocha won the Nigerian Footballer of the Year in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

This great man also won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2003 and 2004.


2) Rashidi Yekini

The 2nd player on the list is Rashidi Yekini. Rashidi Yekini was exceptional for the Super Eagles team. He scored 37 goals for the Nigeria national team which makes him the highest goal scorer to have emerged from Nigeria. Rashidi Yekini scored Nigeria's first-ever goal in the world cup competition.


1) Kanu Nwankwo

The 1st player on the list is Kanu Nwankwo. Kanu Nwankwo was a striker for the Super Eagles team.

He won the African Footballer of the Year in 1996. He also won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 1997 and 1999.

Kanu Nwankwo also won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1993.

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