Birthdays are special because they happen once a year, it is a day when the celebrant is celebrated specially by family members, colleagues, fans, and friends. Many people use the opportunity to give thanks to God for keeping them for another year. I often say that "once a Super Eagle is always a Super Eagle" and that is probably why the Super Eagles official handle found it necessary too to celebrate Victor Ikpeba on his 48th birthday.
1. Obafemi Martins. (Photos credit: Alamy stocks photos and Ahmed Musa on Instagram). The former Super Eagles striker is the highest scoring Nigerian player of all time in European club football biggest competition. Obafemi Martins scored 9 goals in 34 Champions League appearances while he was playing for Inter Milan in the competition.
It takes a lot to please the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when it comes to winning the African Footballer of the Year Award. Nigeria, for all its embarrassment of talents, has won it four times; on all of those occasions by its golden generation of stars like Emmanuel Amuneke (1994), Victor Ikpeba (1997), and Nwankwo Kanu ( 1996 and 1999).
With 11 goals in the last 17 appearances, Terem Moffi is the new scoring sensation that is tearing down defences in French Ligue 1. The son of the former Rangers of Enugu goalkeeper, Leo Moffi, is defining his path while following the trail of past Nigerian Internationals that have used the French league as a launchpad for their careers. From the days of " Prince of Monaco", Victor Ikpeba to the recent exploits of Victor Osimhen and not forgetting the mesmerising skills of Jay-Jay Okocha, Taribo West,
Unarguably the national football team of Nigeria called the Super Eagles, have seen different players wear the green white green jersey, and have all represented and won silverwares for the country at a point in time during their illustrious International career. However, in this article I'll be mentioning six players who bears the same name called victory and have all played for Super Eagles at some point in their career, I am sure at the mention of Victor, most football fans will remember about three Victors if not the whole six, who have played for the national team before.
Lokoja, the Confluence State of Nigeria was in a joyous mode yesterday when some super Eagle legends stormed Kogi to Honor a novelty match organized by his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the game held at the Confluence Stadium was staged between Super Eagle legends and Principal actors in Yahaya
Nigeria is a country blessed with millions of talented footballers and it will take only players with exceptional talents to get noticed, or even make any of the Nigerian national teams be it the U17,U20, Dream team or the Super Eagles.
Few countries have such a grand tradition of developing and giving chances to young players as the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Whether it was Victor Ikpeba, Emmanuel Amunike or Terem Moffi's recent rise to stardom, Nigeria has been the theatre of so many teenage dreams over the years.
Those who followed Nigeria's Dream Team at the Atlanta '96 Olympics Men's Football show can tell that aside the Triumphant Tunisia '94 Afcon squad, the Atlanta '96 Super Eagles squad is the next Team to reckon with as Football Matter is concerned in the country. Many Supporters will certainly remember the likes of Victor Ikpeba, Kanu Nwankwo and Austin Okacha but not many will be able to recall that Abiodun Obafemi, Kingsley Obiekwu and Patric Ndah are part of the glorious Team that returned with Gold Medal from Atlanta Olympics, selling Africa to the rest of the World.
Victor Ikpeba and Sunday Oliseh are two prominent Nigerians that have previously played for German giants Borussia Dortmund.However, going by latest transfer reports, another Nigerian may be joining the Bundesliga side in the weeks or months ahead.According to a report by Complete Sports quoting French football portal footmercato, Dortmund have listed a Nigerian striker Terem Moffi as one of their transfer targets for the next window.
1. Victor Ikpeba Victor Ikpeba Nosa is a 48-year-old Nigerian retired footballer who played as a forward for Monaco and the Nigeria national team. Ikpeba made 31 international appearances and scored seven goals for the Nigeria national team. He was part of the Super Eagles team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cups, 1994 African Nations Cup and the 1996 Olympic football gold medal.
Nigerian Super Eagles celebrates "Prince of Monaco", Victor Ikpeba as he turns 48 years old.(Photos)
There are many players that have done so well for the country that they could not be forgotten easily. Apart from winning trophies for the country, they have also promoted the country name internationally while playing abroad. An ex — Super Eagles player, Victor Ikpeba has been celebrated by the national team as he turned 48 years old today.
A Former Nigeria striker identified as Victor Ikpeba, had claimed that the Super Eagles do not have the team to dominate African football. According to him, the Nigerian football team have the team to qualify for the World Cup but they do not have the team to dominate African football.
In 1997, former Nigeria striker, Victor Ikpeba scored 14 goals for Monaco as the club reached the semi-finals of UEFA Cup, a record that stands till date. Then nicknamed "Prince of Monaco", Ikpeba accounted for all but five goals scored by the club, finishing the series as the second highest scorer.
The Much anticipated Novelty Football Match between Ex-super Eagle legends and Principal actors of Yahaya Bello led administration in Kogi State has been finally laid off as the two teams settled for a 1:1 draw at full time.
Recently, Super Eagles Striker Ahmed Musa was declared one of Nigeria's greatest strikers to ever exist. This statement was made by none other than Super Eagles legend, Victor Ikpeba, as he recalled that Musa scored twice for Nigeria at the 2014 and 2018 World Cup tournaments to become the country’s top World Cup goalscorer, which is actually amazing despite Nigeria's poor performances in the previous World Cup tournaments.
Former Nigerian International, Victor Ikpeba has advised Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku to snub a return to Chelsea football club following an impressive season in Serie A. Victor Ikpeba Romelu Lukaku was in superb form for Italian club, Inter Milan, scoring 35 goals and registering 11 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, took part in a football match with ex-Super Eagles players such as Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Ikpeba, Peter Rufai, Ike Shoronmi, and others.
"This is not my 1st hat-trick" - Super Eagles new boy reveals the number of hat-tricks he has scored
Super Eagles of Nigeria new boy Terem Moffi has revealed the total number of career hat-trick he has scored, following his impressive performance for Christophe Pelissier led FC Lorient on Sunday evening, where he netted three goals in his team's 4-1 victory over Girondins Bordeaux.The former KV Kortrijk football club of Belgium Striker found the back of the net three times on Sunday (in the 20th, 43rd and 80th minutes), to take his total goals of the season to 14 in the league, and 15 in all competitions.
After the Nigerian quartet of Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babayaro, Victor Ikpeba and Godwin Okpara, Paul Onuachu has joined the Nigerian players to win the prestigious Belgian Ebony award. The award is for recognition of African players and even players with African blood in their vein playing in the Belgian Jupiler League.