October 8 remains a memorable day for the Super Eagles and Nigerian fans. It is a day their dreams came true and a day that it was shattered. After many attempts, the Super Eagles qualified for their first FIFA World Cup on this day in 1993 After years of grooming his players, Clemence Westerhof was ready to unleash his fantastic Super Eagles on the world.
No football team rules forever, different generations are ruled by different teams but once in a while, some countries are fortunate to have teams rule the football world on different occasions. In the history of Nigerian football, the 1994 generation of the Super Eagles was an unforgettable squad, they were fearless and achieved many good things together.
Nigeria has produced so many Ex-Internationals but only one of them have produced offspring that later went on to play for the Super Eagles.The reason for this low number is inexplicable for now.
Herve Renard is a French football manager, who has been in charge of almost 15 teams in his career. He was also a player in his younger days and played for clubs like Cannes, Stade de Vallauris and SC Draguignan. Renard is one of the few non-African managers who have won the African Cup of Nations, alongside the likes of Otto Martin Gloria and Clemence Westerhof.
Even though goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen helped the Super Eagles put behind them the shameful defeat to CAR same in Lagos four days earlier, one thing that it helped to bring to the fore is that Super Eagles are not there yet as our work have been cut out.
He belongs to the graciously talented 1994 class of the Super Eagles, he was part of the few that started with Clemens Westerhof in 1989 and retained his shirt all through the Dutchman stay in Nigeria as the Super Eagles coach, a reign which ended in 1994. He formed one of the deadliest partner ever seen in Africa football with the gangling Rashidi Yekini. He is Da Bull among the fans, a testimony of his strength and physicality and technical abilities. He is the definition of modern-day complete footballer
There is no doubt that Daniel Amokachi is one of the greatest footballers that Nigeria has ever produced. He is a Nigerian ex international footballer and striker who was known for his speed, technique and strength on the pitch. He was born as Daniel Ray Owefin Amokachi on the 30th of December, 1972 in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. He is also a former assistant manager of the Nigerian national football team. Amokachi who was nicknamed "The Black Bull", came to limelight in 1988 while playing for Ranchers
By Izuchukwu Okosi One disturbing trend in the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles, is the act of inviting non playing captains to be part of the team irrespective of whether they have been active for their clubs or not.
Emmanuel Amuneke is blessed with a powerful left foot, so talented that it took him only 90 minutes at the Africa Cup of Nations to help Nigeria win the Nations cup in 1994, first time away from home and for the second time in history, when Clemence Westerhof threw him into the thick of action( for the first in the AFCON)in the finals of 1994 Nations Cup and his two goals in the final ensured that Nigeria conquer Africa again after 24 years wait, having retired the Unity cup in 1980 When Nigeria hosted and
It's no longer news that Gernot Rohr, the chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been offered a new contract that will end in 2 years time. After months of speculations of different kinds, the contract was finally signed by both parties with some interesting conditions attached to his contract. One of those conditions is for him and the Super Eagles to win the next African cup of nations (AFCON) in 2021. The Franco German gladly accepted all the new conditions which also include qualification for th
Former Super Eagles coaches, Clemence Westerhof, Phillip Trousseir and late Stephen Keshi all have one thing in common; it is their ability to look inward and make use of local talents rather than depend fully on foreign based players. Malawian fans were looking forward to seeing Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel when Eagles landed in Chileka International Airport, Lilongwe in 2012, but Keshi paraded bunch of rookies made up of Godferry Oboabona, Azubike Egwueke, Juwon Oshaniwa and Gabriel Rueben in the quali
Some Top football teams in Europe rely on home grown talents which actually cost nothing to buy and these players make some of the most successful football players in the world because of the coaching and training they were exposed to at a very young age. Although many successful football clubs have academies but some of the most successful clubs that have produced proven home grown stars include Ajax, Liverpool, Dortmund, Arsenal, West-ham and many more just to mention a few. Africa and Nigeria at large la
Nigeria football federation on the road towards self destruction. What more can be so scandalous as to omitting the technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr from the draws for 2022 world Cup in Qatar. For those bootlickers and sycophants who see nothing damaging in it, lest I remind them that the people who are really needed at the event or venue are those truly involved in the happenings on the pitch and organisation, in this regard we are talking of the technical Adviser or coach as the designat
These are pictures of Jose Mourinho during his term as the then Inter Milan coach. He paid a courtesy visit to Bukola Saraki in Ilorin in 2009. The coach took some time out just before the start of pre-season to visit the African nation and pass on his wealth of experience. The trip was facilitated by DanJan Sports and was widely seen as an opportunity to expose the KFA to the rest of the world. Former Nigeria coach Clemence Westerhof was the director of the Kwara Football Academy then, which is in Ilorin,