Nigeria national football team
|Association||Nigeria Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Gernot Rohr|
|Captain||John Obi Mikel|
Vincent Enyeama (101)|
Joseph Yobo (101)
|Top scorer||Rashidi Yekini (37)|
|Home stadium||Abuja National Stadium|
|Current||50 10 (24 November 2016)|
|Highest||5 (April 1994)|
|Lowest||82 (November 1999)|
|Current||47 (12 November 2016)|
|Highest||15 (31 May 2004)|
|Lowest||72 (27 December 1964)|
Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria |
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 8 October 1949)
Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey |
(Lagos, Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Gold Coast and Trans-Volta Togoland 7–0 Nigeria |
(Accra, Gold Coast; 1 June 1955)
|Appearances||5 (first in 1994)|
|Best result||Round of 16, 1994, 1998 and 2014|
|African Nations Cup|
|Appearances||17 (first in 1963)|
|Best result||Champions, 1980, 1994 and 2013|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||Fourth Place, 1995|
The Nigeria national football team represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They are three times African Champions, with their recent title in 2013, defeating Burkina Faso in the final. During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest FIFA ranking ever achieved by an African football team. They have qualified for five of the last six FIFA World Cups, missing only the 2006 hosted in Germany and reached the round of 16 three times. Their first World Cup appearance was the 1994 edition hosted by the United States.
After playing other colonies in unofficial games since the 1930s, Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony. The team played warm-up games in England against various amateur teams including Dulwich Hamlet, Bishop Auckland and South Liverpool. The team's first major success was a gold medal in the 2nd All-Africa games, with 3rd-place finishes in the 1976 and 1978 African Cup of Nations to follow. In 1980, with players such as John Chiedozie and Tunji Banjo of Leyton Orient, the Super Eagles, led by Muda Lawal and Christian Chukwu, won the Cup for the first time in Lagos. Nigeria won the men's football event at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, beating Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in the process. They were runners-up in the same event, losing to Argentina in a rematch of the 1996 event.
In 1984 and 1988, Nigeria reached the Cup of Nations final, losing both times to Cameroon. Three of the four African titles won by Cameroon have been won by defeating Nigeria. Missing out to Cameroon on many occasions has created an intense rivalry between both nations. Two notable occasions; narrowly losing out on qualification for the 1990 World Cup and then the controversial final of the 2000 African Cup of Nations where a goal scored by Victor Ikpeba during a penalty shoot-out was disallowed by the referee.
Team image and culture
Nigeria's national team image has undergone much evolution throughout its history. Prior to independence, they were called the Red Devils due to their red topped kits. The name was changed to the Green Eagles after independence in reference to their colors as well as the eagle which adorns the country's state flag. After the run of success in winning the 1994 African Cup of Nations, their run to the knockouts at the 1994 World Cup, and the gold medalist Olympic men's national team in 1996, the team was re-dubbed the "Super Eagles". Today, only the senior men's national team uses the nickname. The Women's national team are called the "Super Falcons", and Nigeria's underage teams are nicknamed the "Flying Eagles".
During the life of the Nigerian national team, many important and long running strings of important matches have been played against various nations who could be considered occasional rivals. Of these nations, Ghana is widely considered to be Nigeria's primary rival as the two sides have met one another more than any other opponent. The overall record is dominated by Ghana though Nigeria has enjoyed periods of success. The most notable of these periods are at the earliest points of the rivalry in the 1950s, and the early 2000s. FIFA lists the first official match between the two as a World Cup qualifier match which took place in 1960. However both national teams had already engaged in numerous domestic friendlies and tournaments between themselves and other nations dating back to 1950. The national teams of these two West African countries were formed while both were still protectorates of the British Empire. At that time the modern day nation of Ghana was known as the Gold Coast and Nigeria, prior to adopting their national colors of green and white, wore scarlet tops over white shorts and were known as the "Red Devils". The two sides played for several rivalry and tournament cups during this early period in which full international competition was barred to them.
Nigeria's direct neighbors to the east, Cameroon, have played Nigeria a number of times over the years. The teams have played three times in the African Cup of Nations Finals with Cameroon winning all three meetings. Both carry histories of continental success and World Cup representation that is nearly unrivaled on the African continent.
There is also a long list of competitive matches with Algeria dating back to the 1970s. The two sides met twice in the African Cup of Nations finals, with each nation splitting the win totals. And it was a 1-1 draw in Algeria on October 8, 1993 that enabled Nigeria to claim its first World Cup berth in 1994.
Nigeria's western neighbor, Benin, has played competitive matches with the team since the period of European colonization when they were known as Dahomey. But with only two wins and two draws to Benin's credit, as opposed to Nigeria's fourteen wins, and with the sides having only met six times since 1980 Benin is not regarded as an anticipated opponent.
In four of five World Cup appearances, Nigeria has been drawn in the group stage with two-time champion Argentina and is regarded by many fans as having acquitted themselves well against the footballing giant. All four matches have been won by Argentina, but all ended in one goal margins and have been tightly contested. Currently Nigeria has record of only one victory to Argentina's five, with the sole victory being an international friendly match. Nigeria came closest to defeating Argentina in their first meeting, during which they held a lead for much of the match. This was followed by a Confederations Cup match which saw Nigeria hold the side to a 0-0 draw. The match-up holds much importance to many Nigerian football fans who regard the challenge as an important measuring stick for the ongoing development of Nigerian football. However it means much less to Argentinean fans, who have taken less interest with each passing cycle as Nigeria has continuously failed to engineer a meaningful victory.
The Nigerian football federation currently has an active deal with the parent company of AIT and Ray Power Radio. Internationally, Nigeria's qualifiers and African Cup matches are regularly broadcast abroad by Hong Kong-based beIN Sports and South African broadcaster SuperSport. Nigeria's international friendlies are regularly scheduled in the UK through independent organizers and are marketed to the country's large population of Nigerian expatriates.
The Nigerian Football Supporters Club (NFSC) is the primary supporters club for the Nigerian football team. Though the club is most notable at Nigeria's home matches wearing green-themed embroidered outfits specific to the club along with wigs, hats, large sunglasses while dancing, singing, playing drums and trumpets,as well as carrying pom poms, culturally significant objects, inflatable beachballs, and waving flags; they have also shown a presence traveling abroad to support Nigeria in away matches. However, the club's efforts at improving the atmosphere at Nigeria's home and away matches are beset by funding issues, corruption and infighting. The club's current head, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, has drawn criticism from its membership and is under pressure to defer the leadership to one of his deputies.
A regular sight at Nigerian home matches is also their brass and percussion band, whose rendition of well-known Highlife songs provides Nigerian home matches with a unique feel. In Nigeria, these performers are occasionally conspicuous with their military uniforms or they may be members of the Football Supporters Club. A popular chant among supporters from all over the country, after a goal scored, is "Oshe Baba!", which means "Thank you father!" in Yoruba.
The Nigeria national team has traditionally utilized a mostly-solid green on green primary set with white numbering, lettering, and highlights; coupled with all-white reversed secondary kits, all emblematic of the colors of the Nigerian flag. The shade of green has varied over the years. An olive drab-tinged, forest green was frequently favored during the 1980s to the early 1990s, and jade has appeared in each of those decades as well; even harlequin has been utilized. Over the last decade, the team has appeared to settle on the more standard office green which most closely resembles the shade used on the flag. Nigeria's first national teams used a solid scarlet top over white shorts and socks until the country adopted its current colors after its independence.
On 23 April 2015, Nike was announced to be the current supplier of Nigeria's kits after Adidas ended their kit contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. Before that, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit between 1998 and 2003.
The Abuja National Stadium (also known as National Stadium or Abuja Stadium) serves as the official home stadium of the Super Eagles. Several international matches are played in other stadiums across the country. However, since the construction of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, most of the Super Eagles' important home matches have been played there.
Super Eagle match venues
|Godswill Akpabio International Stadium||30,000||2012||Uyo||Akwa Ibom||Akwa United F.C.|
|Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium||38,000||2015||Port Harcourt||Rivers||Rivers United F.C.|
|Abuja National Stadium||60,491||2000||Abuja||FCT|
|Lagos National Stadium||45,000||1972||Surulere||Lagos|
|U. J. Esuene Stadium||35,000||1977||Calabar||Cross River||Calabar Rovers|
|Teslim Balogun Stadium||35,000||1984||Surulere||Lagos||First Bank F.C. and City of David FC|
|Obafemi Awolowo Stadium||35,000||Ibadan||Oyo|
|Sani Abacha Stadium||25,000||1998||Kano||Kano||Kano Pillars F.C.|
|Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium||22,000||Enugu||Enugu||Enugu Rangers|
|Ahmadu Bello Stadium||16,000||1965||Kaduna||Kaduna|
FIFA World Cup
1994 World Cup
Nigeria finally reached the World Cup for the first time in 1994 after years of struggling to get there. They were managed by Clemens Westerhof. Nigeria topped their group which included Argentina, Bulgaria, and Greece. Nigeria defeated Bulgaria 3–0, lost to Argentina 1–2, and reached the second round after a 2–0 victory over Greece. In the second round Nigeria played Italy and took the lead with a goal from Emmanuel Amunike at 25 minutes. Nigeria were within two minutes of qualifying for the Quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup in the game against Italy but Roberto Baggio scored to take the game to extra time. He also scored the eventual winning goal. The game ended 2–1 in favour of the Italians.
1998 World Cup
In 1998 Nigeria returned to the World Cup alongside Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, and South Africa. Optimism was high due to its manager Bora Milutinović and the return of most 1994 squad members. In the final tournament Nigeria were drawn into group D with Spain, Bulgaria, Paraguay. Nigeria scored a major upset by defeating Spain 3–2 after coming back twice from being 1–0 and 2–1 down. The Eagles qualified for the second round with a win against Bulgaria and a loss to Paraguay. The team's hopes of surpassing its 1994 performance was shattered after a 1–4 loss to Denmark.
2002 & 2006 World Cups
The 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, saw Nigeria again qualify with optimism. With a new squad and distinctive pastel green kits the Super Eagles were expected to build on its strong performances in the 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations. Nigeria were drawn into group F with powerhouses Sweden, Argentina, and England. The first game against Argentina started with a strong defence that kept the first half scoreless. In the 61st minute Gabriel Batistuta breached the Nigerian defence to put Argentina in the lead 1–0 and win the game. Nigeria's second game against Sweden saw them take the lead but later lose 2–1. Nigeria then drew 0–0 with England and bowed out in the first round.
2010 World Cup
Nigeria lost its opening match against Argentina 1–0 at Ellis Park Stadium following a Gabriel Heinze header in the 6th minute. In its second game Nigeria led early on by a goal from Kalu Uche. A red card against Sani Kaita gave Greece the advantage. Greece scored the equaliser late in the first half and Nigeria conceded the second goal in the second half and lost the game 2–1. In their last group stage match against South Korea, Nigeria took an early lead in the 12th minute off of a great finish by Kalu Uche after a low cross from Chidi Odiah. However, goals from Lee Jung-Soo and Park Chu-Young gave South Korea a 2–1 lead, which looked to be enough for South Korea to advance into the round of 16. However, Nigeria got a chance in the 66th minute that the Super Eagles will probably never forget. On the end of a pass from Ayila Yussuf that was fed through the South Korean defense was none other than Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Once the pass found Yakubu's foot about four yards away from the empty goal, Yakubu pushed the ball wide of the left post to keep South Korea ahead 2–1. Three minutes later, Yakubu was able to calmly finish a penalty to knot the score at two apiece, but the damage was done as Nigeria was unable to score again and the match ended in a 2–2 draw. With this result, Nigeria was eliminated from the 2010 World Cup with just one point, while South Korea advanced into the round of 16 with four points. On 30 June 2010, following the team's early exit and poor showing, the then President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national football team from international competition for two years. This suspension put the team at risk of being banned from international football by FIFA for reasons of political interference.
On 5 July 2010, the Nigerian government rescinded its ban of the national football team from FIFA/CAF football competitions, but the sanction of suspension was applied by FIFA some three months after. On 4 October 2010, Nigeria was indefinitely banned from international football due to government interference following the 2010 World Cup. Four days later, however, the ban was "provisionally lifted" until 26 October, the day after the officially unrecognised National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) dropped its court case against the NFF.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Nigeria's campaign opened with a disappointing 0–0 draw with Iran. Four days later the team played their second game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. A 29th-minute Peter Odemwingie's controversy goal gave Nigeria their first World Cup win since 1998. They faced Argentina some days later : a 3rd minute Lionel Messi goal for the opposition was followed almost instantly with an equalizer by Ahmed Musa. Messi gave Argentina the lead back just before half-time. In the second half Musa leveled the game out again, Lionel Messi was substituted and handed over his captaincy to Marcos Rojo only for Marcos Rojo to put Argentina 3–2 ahead minutes later.
Nigeria lost the match, but still qualified for the round of 16. In the Round of 16 Nigeria faced France, an 18th-minute stabbed shot from Emmanuel Emenike saw the ball in the net, past the French goal-keeper but the goal was ruled off-side by the linesman. Nigeria held them off until the 79th minute when a cross and a Paul Pogba header gifted France the lead. An accidental own goal by Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo in injury time put the result beyond any doubt: Nigeria was out. This is the third time Nigeria is eliminated in the round of 16 and they were not still able to enter the Quarter-finals in the FIFA World Cup.
Road to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup
On 24 June 2016, The Confederation of African Football released the draw for the 3rd round of the World Cup qualifiers which saw Nigeria grouped in what was described as a "group of death"; alongside Zambia, Algeria, and Cameroon. Nigeria started her group stage matches with a 2-1 win over Zambia in Ndola and went on to defeat Algeria 3-1 in the second group stage at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record|
|1930||Uruguay||Did not enter|
|1962||Chile||Did not qualify|
|1970||Mexico||Did not qualify|
|1994||USA||Round of 16||9th||4||2||0||2||7||4|
|2002||South Korea and Japan||Group Stage||27th||3||0||1||2||1||3|
|2006||Germany||Did not qualify|
|2010||South Africa||Group Stage||27th||3||0||1||2||3||5|
|2014||Brazil||Round of 16||16th||4||1||1||2||3||5|
|2018||Russia||To be decided|
|2022||Qatar||To be decided|
|Total||Round of 16||5/20||18||5||3||10||20||26|
Africa Cup of Nations record
1963 – 1978
Nigeria first appeared in the Africa Cup of Nation in 1963, They were drawn in a group with Sudan, and the then United Arab Republic, They did not advance to the next stage. The team withdrew from two African Cup of Nations between 1963 and 1974, due to political instability. In 1976, they came back to the Cup of Nations with third-place finishes in both the 1976 and 1978 Africa cup of Nations
1980 – 1990
Nigeria hosted the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations and also won their first Africa Cup of Nations Title that year in Lagos. Nigeria came out as runners up three times and had one group stage elimination, between 1982 and 1990. They also failed to qualify for the 1986 African cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
1992 – 2006
Nigeria appeared again in the African cup of Nations in 1992 and 1994, they finished third in 1992 and won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, which was the second time they won the tournament. In 1996 the team withdrew from the tournament due to the political tensions in the country as at that time, they were also banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations. In 2000 they returned to the Cup of Nations and took the runners up. they later finished third place In the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Africa Cup of Nations respectively.
2008 – 2015
In the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria ended their campaign in the quarter finals after losing to Ghana. They qualified for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Angola, but were eliminated by Egypt in the semi-finals. They failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after ending on a 2–2 draw against Guinea with goals from Ikechukwu Uche and Victor Obinna.
Nigeria came back with full force in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in South Africa; after playing through the tournament with an unbeaten run, they confronted Burkina Faso in the finals to lift the Cup for the third time. However, they did not qualify for either of the next two tournaments.
|Host nation(s) / Year||Round||Position||GP||W||D*||L||GS||GA|
|1957||Did Not Enter|
|1968||Did Not Qualify|
|1972||Did Not Qualify|
|1986||Did Not Qualify|
|2012||Did Not Qualify|
|2015||Did Not Qualify|
|2019||To be determined|
|2021||To be determined|
|2023||To be determined|
- *Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
FIFA Confederations Cup
Nigeria have only been in the FIFA confederations cup two times, first in 1995 some months after they took their second African Cup of Nations Title.
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did Not Qualify|
|1997||Did Not Qualify|
|2017||Did Not Qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
Team Honours and Achievements
- 1There were three editions of the LG Cup held in 2004 in April, August and October.
Recent Nigeria Results
Nigeria results as of November 12, 2016.
Win Draw Loss
|25 March 2016 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Nigeria||1–1||Egypt||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|17:00 UTC+1||Oghenekaro 60'||Report||Salah 91'|| Stadium: Ahmadu Bello Stadium
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|29 March 2016 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Egypt||1–0||Nigeria||Alexandria, Egypt|
|19:00 UTC+2||Ahmed 66'||Report|| Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)
|27 May 2016 Friendly||Nigeria||1–0||Mali||Rouen, France|
|18:00 GMT||Iheanacho 77'||Report|| Stadium: Stade Robert Diochon
Referee: R. Buquet (France)
|31 May 2016 Friendly||Luxembourg||1–3||Nigeria||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|18:00 GMT||Thill 90'||Report|| Ideye 36'
| Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
Referee: M. Atkinson
|3 September 2016 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Nigeria||1–0||Tanzania||Uyo, Nigeria|
|17:00 GMT||Iheanacho 78'||Report|| Stadium: Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
|9 October 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zambia||1–2||Nigeria||Ndola, Zambia|
|14:30 UTC+2||Mbesuma 71'|| Report (FIFA)
| Iwobi 32'
| Stadium: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Referee: Gehad Grisha
|12 November 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Nigeria||3–1||Algeria||Uyo, Nigeria|
|17:00 UTC+1|| Moses 25, 90+2'
| Report (FIFA)
|Bentaleb 67'|| Stadium: Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Referee: Bakary "Papa" Gassama (Gambia)
|2 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Nigeria||v||Zambia||Nigeria|
|Technical Adviser||Gernot Rohr|
|Head Coach||Salisu Yusuf|
|Assistant Coach||Imama Amapakabo|
|Goalkeeper Trainer||Alloysius Agu|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Emmanuel Daniel||17 December 1993||0||0||Enugu Rangers||v. Zambia, 9 October 2016|
|GK||Olufemi Thomas||5 August 1989||0||0||Enyimba||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Jamiu Alimi||5 October 1992||3||0||Kano Pillars||v. Zambia, 9 October 2016|
|DF||Chidozie Awaziem||1 January 1997||0||0||Porto||v. Tanzania, 3 September 2016|
|DF||Gbenga Arokoyo||1 November 1992||2||0||Portland Timbers||v. Luxembourg, 31 May 2016|
|DF||Chima Akas||3 May 1994||11||0||Akwa United||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Chibuzor Okonkwo||16 December 1988||10||0||Ifeanyi Ubah||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Godfrey Oboabona||16 August 1991||47||1||Çaykur Rizespor||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Efe Ambrose||18 October 1988||51||4||Celtic||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Austin Oboroakpo||10 November 1992||6||0||Abia Warriors||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Orji Kalu||9 June 1992||4||0||Enugu Rangers||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Matthew Etim||2 September 1989||3||0||Enugu Rangers||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Segun Oduduwa||10 October 1995||0||0||Nath Boys||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|DF||Stanley Amuzie||28 February 1996||2||0||Sampdoria||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|MF||Anderson Esiti||24 May 1994||2||0||Gent||v. Zambia, 9 October 2016|
|MF||Michel Babatunde||24 December 1992||11||0||Raja Casablanca||v. Luxembourg, 31 May 2016|
|MF||Raheem Lawal||4 May 1990||6||0||Osmanlıspor||v. Luxembourg, 31 May 2016|
|MF||Usman Mohammed||2 March 1994||4||0||Uniao Madeira||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|MF||Stanley Dimgba||29 March 1993||2||0||Warri Wolves||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|MF||Ifeanyi Mathew||20 January 1997||0||0||Kano Pillars||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|MF||Azubuike Okechukwu||19 April 1997||1||0||Yeni Malatyaspor||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Isaac Success||7 January 1996||0||0||Watford||v. Zambia, 9 October 2016|
|FW||Imoh Ezekiel||24 October 1993||1||0||Al-Arabi||v. Tanzania, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Aaron Samuel||4 June 1994||7||2||CSKA Moscow||v. Luxembourg, 31 May 2016|
|FW||Aminu Umar||6 March 1995||4||0||Osmanlıspor||v. Luxembourg, 31 May 2016|
|FW||Chisom Chikatara||24 November 1994||5||4||Wydad Casablanca||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Prince Aggreh||30 September 1996||4||0||Sunshine Stars||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Ezekiel Bassey||10 November 1996||4||0||Enyimba||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Bright Onyedikachi||12 June 1996||1||0||Ifeanyi Ubah||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Godwin Obaje||8 February 1990||0||0||Wikki Tourists||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
|FW||Fanendo Adi||10 October 1990||0||0||Portland Timbers||v. Egypt, 26 March 2016|
- INJ: Withdrew because of an injury.
- PRE: Preliminary squad.
All Time Player Records
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