Amongst the numerous awards available for winning, you will agree with me that the Guinness World Record stands out. However, while many people have won these awards worldwide, most people aren't aware that some Nigerians have actually made the award list. 1. Stephen Keshi:
For many years, Nigeria's football has been on the decline. Note that football at different seems to be suffering from different fundamental, structural, and grassroots problems. Normally, Nigeria is known for having one the best youth teams, but recent performances suggest otherwise.
In the world today, many people are being remembered for inventing so many things. But do you know that there are some Nigerians who are Guinness world record-holders?. However, today I will be talking about Nigerians whose names were recorded in the Guinness Book of record.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria is one of the best national teams in Africa despite their failure to win for AFCON since 2013. Rashidi Yekini was one of the greatest footballers to have represented Nigeria, as he's still the Super Eagles all-time top scorer with 37 goals.
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.
Late Stephen Keshi gave a respectable number of home based players an opportunity to showcase what they have got at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the decision yielded as Sunday Mba, one of the players scored the only goal for Nigeria against Burkina Faso in the final in Johannesburg, South Africa.
From the late 70s up till early 90s, the Lagos Principals' Cup was hotly contested by secondary schools in the State. Aside from being the most followed grassroots sports competition in the State at the time, it also served as a veritable scouting ground for clubs in the State and neighbouring States such as Ogun, Oyo and Osun.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria is set to play the Liberia national team on Friday evening in their first game of the 2022 FIFA world cup qualifier at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. Gernot Rohr led team have shown their readiness for the must win encounter, and many of the invited players have been promising the good people of the nation a victory against their opponent.
It's pertinent to spell it out that I'm not agitating or advocating for the sack of Gernot Rohr, it will be so unfair and insensitive if that's the focus at this point that the Super Eagles have qualified for the Nations Cup and will begin the qualifiers for the World Cup in the next few months, however, there should be a plan for Rohr's exit since he will not be in charge forever.
How well does one remember the endemic corruption that rocked Nigerian football some years ago, when fights over players' match bonuses was almost a daily occurrence? When players dare not look at coaches and football administrators in the eye and table their concerns over burning issues like welfare.
It seems like only yesterday that Stephen Keshi guided a much-unfancied Nigeria side to glory at Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013. A lot has happened since then, with new discoveries also coming on board. But looking back to 2013, Keshi's squad selection eight years ago included over 16 players, aged 22 or below, who only made their international debuts.
Stephen Keshi, Michael Emenalo And Other Nigerian Coaches Who Have Managed Foreign Clubs In The Past
It is rare to see an African or a Nigerian coach on the big stage in European football, but there have been few Nigerian internationals who managed foreign clubs outside Nigeria in the past. To be a club manager is never an easy task because you will be faced with several responsibilities and Despite the discrimination.
1. Stephen Keshi: Before 2013, Nigeria last won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994. It took nineteen good years before they could lift the trophy again. And Stephen Keshi was the coach who made that possible. Remember that he was a part of the squad when they won it in 1994.
Remembering Nigeria's AFCON 1994 Super squad? That was the first time Nigeria was winning the prestigious silverware away from home. The Nigeria national football squad at Tunisia 1994 Africa cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament paraded some notable names that made Super Eagles a fearsome proposition and are arguably the best Eagles squad in the nation's footballing history.
* Lagos State ( Largest cupcake mosaic logo) We begin this list Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. On Thursday, October 2, 202. Nigeria got into the Guinness World Record for making the largest anniversary logo, with 60,000 cupcakes. * Late Stephen Keshi (Youngest Afcon Winner: Player/Coach)
Enyimba Football Club of Aba announced Finidi George as the new technical adviser of the team on Wednesday. At the unveiling done in Aba, it was revealed that the former Super Eagles winger will be at the dugout of the Aba Elephants for the next two years. Olusolasportspedal looks at the challenges and expectations before him as he becomes the new man to pilots the affairs of the club from the dugout.
When we talk about football managers, they are the ones responsible for running a football club or national teams. Do we have African players who are now managers? Yes we have. Here is a list of former African football players who later became managers. 1.
Being a football successful coach is tougher than becoming a successful football manager. In modern-day football, coaches suffer a lot because football clubs won't waste time sacking any manager who fails to become an instant success. As a football coach, you must start winning games as soon as you start your coaching career.
As the Nigerian national team are set to face Cape Verde in Mindelo on Tuesday night, we remember the squad that played an international friendly against in 2013. Stephen Keshi was just building what had become champions at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and here’s how the starting XI looked like.
The three time African Champions was drawn in Group D of the preliminary round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation alongside Egypt, Guinea Bissau and Sudan. Gernot Rohr's men finished 2021 AFCON qualifiers campaign unbeaten, winning 4 matches and drawing just 2. As the preparation for the 2021 AFCON tournament intensifies, the German tactician shoud eadevour to imitate late Stephen Keshi’s success story by inviting more home-based players into the team.