Nigeria’s national football team represents the country in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. In fact, Nigeria National football team represents Nigeria in men’s international football.
The team played their first match against the England team on October 20, 1960, and lost 2–0. They play their home games at three different stadiums: Abuja Stadium, Lahinch Stadium in Port Harcourt, and the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Honors
Runners-up (2): 1963,
men’s football team
Runners-up (1): 1964
men’s football team
Runners-up (1): 1997
in the FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria team qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2010, later defeating Kenya by 3-2 in Nairobi on November 14, 2009.
History of the Nigeria National football team
In October 1949, Nigeria played the first official sport while still a British colony. The team was got a gold medal in the 2nd All-Africa game in 1963. The Nigeria team reached the final in the Africa Cup of Nations, losing to Cameroon in 1984, 1988, and 2000. They withdrew from two Africa Cup of Nations between 1963, and 1974, due to the political problem. Then, they came back to the Africa Cup of Nations with reached third place in both the 1976 and 1978 Cup of nations.
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They returned to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000, and they were the runner-up and finished in third place in 2006, 2004, and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations. 2018 FIFA World won by the France football team.
Nigeria Football team info details
Nigeria was indefinitely banned from international football on October 4, 2010, due to government interference next to the World Cup 2010. Now, let’s see some useful information about the team.
The team Nickname: Super Eagles
Association: Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation: CAF (Africa), Sub-confederation: WAFU (West Africa)
Head Coach: Gernot Rohr
Captain: William Troost-Ekong
Most Caps: Ahmed Musa (103)
Top Scorer: Rashidi Yekini (37)
FIFA Code: NGA
Home Stadium: Moshood Abiola National Stadium
Current ranking: 36 (on November 19, 2021)
Highest: 5 in April 1994
Lowest: 82 (In November 1999)
First international: Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria (Freetown, Sierra Leone; October 8, 1949).
Biggest win: Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey
(November 28, 1959).
World Cup Result
FIFA World Cup Appearances: 6 (first in 1994)
Best Result: Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)
Africa Cup of Nations Appearance: 19 (first in 1963)
Best Result: Champions (1980, 1994, 2013)
Nigeria National Football team players
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) unconfined the draw for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualification on July 18, 2019.
|Players name and position||Playing Club||Birth date with Age (as of 2021)|
|Maduka Okoye - GK||Sparta Rotterdam||28 August 1999 (22)|
|Francis Uzoho - GK||Omonia||28 October 1998 (23)|
|Daniel Akpeyi - GK||Kaizer Chiefs||3 August 1986 (35)|
|Jamilu Collins - DF||Paderborn 07||5 August 1994 (27)|
|Ola Aina - DF||Torino||8 October 1996 (25)|
|William Troost-Ekong - DF||Watford||1 September 1993 (28)|
|Leon Balogun - DF||Rangers||28 June 1988 (33)|
|Shehu Abdullahi - DF||Omonia||12 March 1993 (28)|
|Kevin Akpoguma - DF||1899 Hoffenheim||19 April 1995 (26)|
|Kenneth Omeruo - DF||Leganés||17 October 1993 (28)|
|Calvin Bassey - DF||Rangers||31 December 1999 (21)|
|Chidozie Awaziem - DF||Alanyaspor||1 January 1997 (24)|
|Frank Onyeka - MF||Brentford||1 January 1998 (23)|
|Joe Aribo - MF||Rangers||21 July 1996 (25)|
|Bonke Innocent - MF||Malmö||20 January 1996 (25)|
|Samuel Kalu - MF||Bordeaux||26 August 1997 (24)|
|Chidera Ejuke - MF||CSKA Moscow||2 January 1998 (23)|
|Victor Osimhen - FW||Napoli||29 December 1998 (22)|
|Ahmed Musa - FW||Fatih Karagümrük||14 October 1992 (29)|
|Taiwo Awoniyi - FW||Union Berlin||12 August 1997 (24)|
|Paul Onuachu - FW||Genk||28 May 1994 (27)|
|Moses Simon - FW||Nantes||12 July 1995 (26)|
|Kelechi Iheanacho - FW||Leicester City||3 October 1996 (25)|
They were selected for the FIFA World Cup 2010, 2014, and 2018. Afterward, already Nigeria National football team was qualified for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.