1. Finidi George. (Photo credit: Legit on Facebook). Finidi George was one of the few Nigerian players who got Ballon d'Or recognition during a period that could be described as the golden age of the country's football in the 90s. The former Ajax and Super Eagles winger was nominated for the award in 1995 after winning the Champions League and four other trophies.
A child is a blessing to every home, but what happens when you have two at once, that means you have twice the blessing. In this article, I will be sharing with you Nigerian professional footballers who are blessed with twins children. The pictures of these Nigerian Footballers and their lovely twins’ children are so adorable and you would want to have them.
Famous Nigerian Billionaire Business Mogul, Emeka Okonkwo better known as E-Money recently took to his verified official Instagram account to share new adorable photos of himself spotted in the Yankee along the streets looking so presentable in his outfit. Image Credit Instagram Account Image Credit: Instagram Account While E-Money was dropping the new pictures, he stated that;
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has always been known to be an attacking team, and in 1994 Nigeria had legendary forwards that could shake the defense of any team in the world, the team had aggressive forwards like Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke, Jonathan Akpoborie, and the iconic Rashidi Yekini who scored Nigeria's first-ever goal at a FIFA World Cup, at that time Nigeria was ranked the 5th best team in the world by FIFA.
Victor Osimhen set tongues wagging when he bagged a brace for Napoli in their 2-2 draw against Leicester City on Thursday night. The youngster opened his season's account in the UEFA Europa League match. It's not just the goals which are catching the eye of onlookers but the work rate he displayed at the King Power Stadium.
Over the years, Nigerian footballers due to their attitude on and off the pitch have earned one nickname or the other, the nicknames come from Journalists, fans, club supporters or among their colleagues. The most popular one's back then are Daniel Amokachi who is nicknamed "The Bull" due to his bullish attacking prowess and what he did on the field of Play.
Over the years, a lot of Nigerian players have made their marks in Europe and also played in some of the biggest European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League. In this article, I shall be taking a look at two Nigerian footballers who hold special goalscoring in two of UEFA's club competitions.
The UEFA Champions League is the top competition that unites club football across Europe. All the football clubs in Europe are qualified to participate in the UEFA Champions League if they meet up with the requirements from their domestic leagues. This article is a historical trace of three African players that have made significant history in the UEFA Champions League.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals to help the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Liberia in the opening game of their World Cup qualifiers. Iheanacho’s goals were his 10th and 11th for Nigeria since debuting in 2015 but Kelechi’s value lies beyond the goals. He brings something that no other player in the current Super Eagles squad does which is the X-factor.
5. Emmanuel Amunike One of Nigeria greatest wingers, Amunike isn’t the first name many people would remember from the great Golden Generation of the 90’s, but he was crucial in the one World Cup at the time. The winger was excellent throughout the 1994 tournament.
Retired Nigerian professional footballer, captain and assistant coach Joseph Michael Yobo, has taken to his official social media handle to celebrate himself as he turns a year older today. Yobo, who played as a center back during his career, scored over 13 goals from 387 league appearances across Europe.
It is not a strange thing for former footballers to venture into politics, while some stay with football or sports politics, others spread their tentacles in an attempt to hold key positions in their state or country. George Weah of Liberia is a very prominent example, he is the current President of Liberia, he ventured into politics much later after his illustrious football career.
African footballers have left an everlasting mark on Champions League history. Daniel Amokachi of Nigeria was the first Africa player to score in the Champions League, while Abedi Pele Ayew of Ghana was the first African to win the competition. Samuel Eto Fils of Cameroon is one of the few players in history to score in two Champions League finals.
The FA Community Shield, simply known as the community shield is a match between the winners of the English Premier League and winners of the English FA Cup. It also signifies the starting of the new football league in England. Yesterday, Manchester City and Leicester City went head to head at Wembley Stadium for the shield but it was the Foxes who came out on top.
Daniel Amokachi has shared a video of a young son of an Everton fan who keeps a doll of the ex Nigeria striker in Everton colours at the bedside, and tells it 'good night' before going to bed and 'good morning' when he wakes up. The former Everton striker who is currently in Japan for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, shared the video on his Instagram page, expressing both appreciation and excitement in a post.
It is a known fact that Nigerian footballers have contributed a lot to their respective clubs in European football competitions. These are some records Nigerian footballers have held in European football competitions. Daniel Amokachi Amokachi scored the first goal of the UEFA Champions League with Club Brugge on 25 November 1992, beating CSKA Moscow 1–0.
The Super Eagles squad that were triumphant during the 1994 Nations Cup has produced top class managers today in the world of football within Nigeria and outside Nigeria and they have gone on to be successful in their respective managerial careers. In this article, we will be looking at these players who won the 1994 African Cup of Nations that has turned to become managers today and they are Augustine Eguavoen, Stephen Kechi, Sampson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel Amunike.
South American and European countries have dominated the list of gold medal winners in men's football at the Olympics since 1980. Brazil won the most recent Olympic men's football tournament in 2016. However, the Olympic games will begin in Tokyo in a few days. Only two African nations have won a gold medal in men's football at the Olympics.
6. Samson Siasia (Nigeria vs Argentina, 1994 FIFA World Cup): This game was a group stage encounter which ended 2-1 in favour of Argentina. Nigeria's Samson Siasia opened scoring in the 8th minute before Claudio Cannigia equalized in the 21st minute and scored the winner in the 28th minute.
Photo Credit: Google Our former Nigerian international Striker, Daniel Amokachi, nicknamed "THE BULL" if you recall, spent three years with the Black Eagles also known as Besiktas Football Club in Turkey and has encouraged one of his younger compatriots to team up with the Turkish giants for the upcoming Season.