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Nigeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Stephen Keshi
Captain Vincent Enyeama
Most caps Joseph Yobo (101)
Top scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadium Abuja Stadium
FIFA code NGA
FIFA ranking 45 Steady (7 May 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 5 (April 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking 48 (31 March 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 15 (31 May 2004)
Lowest Elo ranking 72 (27 December 1964)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Ng westafricasettlements.png Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 8 October 1949)[1]
Biggest win
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey 
(Lagos, Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Biggest defeat
 Gold Coast 7–0 Nigeria 
(Accra, Gold Coast; 1 June 1955)
World Cup
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
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1995)
Best result Fourth Place, 1995

The Nigeria national football team, known as the "Super Eagles", represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They are three time African Champions. During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest ranking achieved by an African football team. They have qualified for four of the last five FIFA World Cups, and reached the round of 16 three times. They made their first appearance at the tournament in the United States in 1994.

History

After playing other colonies in unofficial games since the 1930s,[3] 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 like 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 the team had such players as Leyton Orient's John Chiedozie and Tunji Banjo, and the Muda Lawal/Christian Chukwu-led Super Eagles 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

FIFA World Cup

1994 World Cup

Nigeria finally reached the World Cup for the first time in 1994. 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 Emenike at 25 min. 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 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.

Nigeria missed out on qualification for the 2006 World Cup after finishing level on points in the qualification group with Angola, but having an inferior record in the matches between the sides.[4]

2010 World Cup

On 14 November 2009, Nigeria qualified for the 2010 World Cup after defeating Kenya by 3–2 in Nairobi.[5]

Nigeria lost its opening match against Argentina 1–0 at Ellis Park Stadium following a Gabriel Heinze header in the 6th minute.[6] 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. They then drew 2–2 with South Korea with goals from Kalu Uche and Yakubu but failed to qualify for the next round. On 30 June 2010, following the team's early exit and poor showing, the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national football team from international competition for two years.[7] This suspension put the team at risk of being banned from international football by FIFA for reasons of political interference.[8]

On 5 July 2010, the Nigerian government rescinded its ban of the national football team from FIFA/CAF football competitions,[9] but the sanction of suspension was applied by FIFA some three months after.[10] On 4 October 2010, Nigeria was indefinitely banned from international football due to government interference following the 2010 World Cup.[10] 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.[11]

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Nigeria's campaign opened with a disappointing 0-0 draw over Iran. Four days later the team played their second game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. A 29th-minute Peter Odemwingie goal gave Nigeria their first World Cup win since 1998. They faced Argentina in the final game: 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, 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, and held them off until the 79th minute when a Paul Pogba header gifted France the lead. An own goal by 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 have yet to enter in Quarter-finals in the FIFA World Cup.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
Year Host(s) Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930  URU Did not enter
1934  ITA
1938  FRA
1950  BRA
1954   SWI
1958  SWE
1962  CHI Did not qualify
1966  ENG Withdrew[n 1][12]
1970  MEX Did not qualify
1974  FRG
1978  ARG
1982  ESP
1986  MEX
1990  ITA
1994  USA Round of 16 1st in
group
4 2 0 2 7 4
1998  FRA 1st in
group
4 2 0 2 6 9
2002  KOR and  JPN Group Stage 4th in
group
3 0 1 2 1 3
2006  GER Did not qualify
2010  RSA Group Stage 4th in
group
3 0 1 2 3 5
2014  BRA Round of 16 2nd in
group
4 1 1 2 3 5
2018  RUS To be decided
2022  QAT To be decided
Total Round of 16 5/20 18 5 3 10 20 26
Notes
  1. ^ All African nations withdrew due to a lack of qualifying berths.

Africa Cup of Nations record

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Sudan 1957 Did Not Enter
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Withdrew
Ghana 1963 Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 3 10
Tunisia 1965 Withdrew
Ethiopia 1968 Did Not Qualify
Sudan 1970 Withdrew
Cameroon 1972 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976 Third Place 3rd 6 3 1 2 11 10
Ghana 1978 Third Place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 5
Nigeria 1980 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 8 1
Libya 1982 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 5
Ivory Coast 1984 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 7 8
Egypt 1986 Did Not Qualify
Morocco 1988 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 5 3
Algeria 1990 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 3 8
Senegal 1992 Third Place 3rd 5 4 0 1 8 5
Tunisia 1994 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 9 3
South Africa 1996 Withdrew
Burkina Faso 1998 Banned
GhanaNigeria 2000 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 12 5
Mali 2002 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 4 2
Tunisia 2004 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 11 5
Egypt 2006 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 7 3
Ghana 2008 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 3
Angola 2010 Third Place 3rd 6 3 1 2 6 4
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2013 Champions 1st 5 4 2 0 11 4
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Did Not Qualify
TBA 2017 To be determined
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021 To be determined
Guinea 2023 To be determined
Total 3 Titles 17/29 86 45 22 19 120 84
*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995 Fourth Place 4th 3 1 2 0 4 1 Squad
Saudi Arabia 1997 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 7 6 Squad
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
Qatar 2021
Total Fourth Place 2/9 6 2 2 2 11 7 -

Other achievements

  • 1There were three editions of the LG Cup held in 2004 in April, August and October.

Recent Nigeria Results

Kit history

1994 WC Home
1994 WC Away
Atlanta 1996 Home
1998 WC Home
1998 WC Away
2002 WC Home
2002 WC Away
2010 WC Home

Nigeria's kit have been supplied currently by Adidas since 2003. Before that, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit between 1998 to 2003.

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Stephen Keshi Nigeria
Assistant Coach Sylvanus Okpala Nigeria
Assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf Nigeria
Goalkeeper Trainer TBA

Current squad

The following 26 players were named to the preliminary squad for the June 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad .[23]
Caps and goals current as of 29 March 2015 after match against South Africa.
All caps/goals against FIFA members only.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Akpeyi (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 28) 1 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
1GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Nigeria Sunshine Stars
1GK Chidiebere Eze 0 0 Nigeria Gabros
2DF Azubuike Egwuekwe (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 25) 35 2 Nigeria Warri Wolves
2DF Chibuzor Okonkwo (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 26) 9 0 Nigeria Gabros
2DF Idris Aloma (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
2DF Nelson Ogbonnaya (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Heartland FC
2DF Chinedu Udoji (1989-12-22) 22 December 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Nigeria Enyimba
2DF Samuel Olabisi 0 0 Nigeria Taraba F.C.
2DF Solomon Kwambe (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 21) 14 0 Nigeria Sunshine Stars
2DF Nathaniel Joseph (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Nigeria Sharks
2DF Kunle Odunlami (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 (age 25) 11 0 Nigeria Sunshine Stars
2DF Chima Akas (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Nigeria Sharks
3MF Stanley Dimgba (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
3MF Michael Egbeta (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
3MF Igbinosa Esosa 0 0 Nigeria Nasarawa United
3MF Moses Ubong (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Rabiu Ali (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 24) 10 3 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Charles Henlong (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria Giwa
4FW Mfon Udoh (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 23) 3 1 Nigeria Enyimba
4FW Gbolahan Salami (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 (age 24) 12 2 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Ibrahim Shaibu 0 0 Nigeria Giwa
4FW Joe Omale 0 0 Nigeria Dekina Dragons
4FW Ezekiel Mbah (1993-11-25) 25 November 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
4FW Onoriode Odah 0 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
4FW Azeez Shobowale 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Nigeria squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vincent Enyeama (captain) (1982-08-29) 29 August 1982 (age 32) 100 0 France Lille v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
GK Theophilus Afelokhai (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 27) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
GK Chigozie Agbim (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 30) 16 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
GK Austin Ejide (1984-04-08) 8 April 1984 (age 31) 33 0 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
GK David Obiazor 0 0 Nigeria Heartland v.  Congo, 6 September 2014
DF Godfrey Oboabona (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 23) 43 1 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
DF Kenneth Omeruo (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 21) 28 0 England Middlesbrough v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
DF Leon Balogun (1989-06-28) 28 June 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Germany Darmstadt 98 v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
DF Akeem Latifu (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Norway Aalesund v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
DF Bright Esieme (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Nigeria Enyimba v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
DF Erhun Obanor (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Nigeria Bendel Insurance v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
DF Umar Zango (1994-02-23) 23 February 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015 INJ
DF Efe Ambrose (1988-10-18) 18 October 1988 (age 26) 46 2 Scotland Celtic v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
DF Elderson Echiéjilé (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 27) 45 2 France Monaco v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
DF Juwon Oshaniwa (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 24) 17 0 Israel Ashdod v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
DF Joseph Yobo RET (1980-09-06) 6 September 1980 (age 34) 100 7 England Norwich City 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Ahmed Musa (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 (age 22) 49 10 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Ogenyi Onazi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 22) 33 1 Italy Lazio v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Victor Moses (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 24) 24 7 England Stoke City v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF John Ugochukwu (1988-04-20) 20 April 1988 (age 27) 11 1 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Michel Babatunde (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Ukraine Volyn Lutsk v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Hope Akpan (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 23) 4 0 England Reading v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Steven Ukoh (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 23) 3 0 Switzerland Biel-Bienne v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Kingsley Sokari (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Nigeria Enyimba v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
MF Chinedu Udeaga (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
MF John Obi Mikel (1987-04-22) 22 April 1987 (age 28) 69 4 England Chelsea v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
MF Raheem Lawal (1990-05-04) 4 May 1990 (age 25) 7 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
MF Tony Edjomari (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
MF Nosa Igiebor (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 24) 15 2 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv v.  Sudan, 15 October 2014
MF Ugonna Anyora (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Norway Haugesund v.  Sudan, 15 October 2014
MF Joel Obi (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 (age 24) 12 0 Italy Internazionale v.  South Africa, 10 September 2014
MF Ramon Azeez (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Spain Almería v.  South Africa, 10 September 2014
MF Ejike Uzoenyi (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 27) 22 3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Reuben Gabriel (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 24) 12 1 Portugal Boavista 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Sunday Mba (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 26) 21 5 France CA Bastia 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW Moses Simon (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Belgium Gent v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Brown Ideye INJ (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 26) 24 5 England West Bromwich Albion v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Sone Aluko (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 26) 6 2 England Hull City v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Aaron Samuel (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 (age 20) 6 2 China Guangzhou R&F v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Anthony Ujah (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 27) 5 0 Germany Köln v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Odion Ighalo (1989-06-16) 16 June 1989 (age 25) 2 0 England Watford v.  South Africa, 29 March 2015
FW Christian Obiozor (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Nigeria Enugu Rangers v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Ewarafa Dominic (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 24) 4 1 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors F.C. v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Mohammed Gambo (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 27) 3 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Christian Osaguona (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca v.  Yemen, 17 January 2015
FW Emem Eduok (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  Ivory Coast, 11 January 2015
FW Ikechukwu Uche (1984-01-05) 5 January 1984 (age 31) 46 19 Spain Villarreal v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
FW Emmanuel Emenike (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 (age 28) 33 9 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
FW Sunday Emmanuel (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 23) 3 0 Austria Grödig v.  South Africa, 19 November 2014
FW Chinedu Obasi (1986-06-01) 1 June 1986 (age 28) 18 4 Germany Schalke 04 v.  South Africa, 10 September 2014
FW Nnamdi Oduamadi (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 24) 14 4 Italy Latina v.  South Africa, 10 September 2014
FW Uche Nwofor (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 26) 9 3 Belgium Lierse v.  South Africa, 10 September 2014
FW Peter Odemwingie (1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 33) 65 11 England Stoke City 2014 FIFA World Cup
FW Shola Ameobi (1981-10-12) 12 October 1981 (age 33) 9 2 England Crystal Palace 2014 FIFA World Cup
FW Michael Uchebo (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 25) 5 1 Portugal Boavista 2014 FIFA World Cup
FW Victor Obinna (1987-03-25) 25 March 1987 (age 28) 48 13 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team.
  • INJ = Withdrew because of an injury.

Records

As of 29 Mar. 2015

Managers

Source[25]

References

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  2. ^ After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  3. ^ Nigeria's First Football Captain[dead link]
  4. ^ Nigeria’s Elimination from 2006 World Cup: We Got What We Deserved
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  6. ^ "Argentina 1–0 Nigeria". BBC. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
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  8. ^ Adigun, Bashir; Gambrell, Jon (30 June 2010). "Nigeria's president suspends soccer team". USA Today. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Nigerian government rescinds ban". ESPN Soccernet. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-00. 
  10. ^ a b "Fifa issues world ban to Nigeria". BBC News. 4 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Fifa lifts Nigeria's suspension". BBC Sport. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "VIII WORLD CUP (ENGLAND 1966) QUALIFYING STAGE". Lingua Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ West African Soccer Federation Championship (1959-67) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  14. ^ WAFU Unity Cup (2005) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  15. ^ Jalco Cup (1951-1959) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  16. ^ Azikiwe Cup (1961-1967) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  17. ^ LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (1997-2006) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  18. ^ Dakar Friendly Tournament (1975) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  19. ^ Addis Abeba 25th Anniversary Tournament (1983) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  20. ^ Ethiopia International Tournament (1992) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  21. ^ King Hassan II Tournament (1996-2008) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  22. ^ Nelson Mandella Inauguration Challenge Cup (1994-2013) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  23. ^ Enyeama set to win 100th Nigeria cap(BBC)
  24. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Nigeria - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  25. ^ National Team Coaches/

External links