Talk:Nigeria national football team

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What number is Yobo for Nigeria? -- 23:59, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

  • He wears 2. It says so on the article, but I also checked ESPN SoccerNet. Sorry it took you so long to get a response. TFCforever (talk) 02:33, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

I read in a 1998 World Cup Guide I found today that "Nigeria's problem stems from this football mad nation's high expectations and inexorable belief that Niegeria must win everything. Anything less than a victory at France 98 is simply intolerable. Good luck Milutinovic". Should this kind of stuff be included in the article? Rogerthat Talk 06:25, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

15 players were killed in a bus accident.[edit] (talk) 17:27, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Lukman Haruna[edit]

Please note that Lukman Haruna has five caps as at 9th June 2010

  1. Nigeria 2 - 0 Sudan 9th Jan 2008
  2. Austria 1 - 1 Nigeria 27th May 2008
  3. Nigeria 0 – 0 Saudi Arabia 25 May 2010
  4. Nigeria 1 – 1 Colombia 30 May 2010
  5. Nigeria 3 – 1 Korea DPR 6 June 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by TRAE (talkcontribs) 07:24, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Fiscomego, 17 June 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} " Please change nickname to also known as". The name super eagles is not a nickname but the name of the senior Nigerian national football team,the national football team is called Eagles just like Bafana Bafana is the name of South African team. To identify the different categories a prefix is added. Senior team is called "super", the under 23 is called "flying", etc. thus it should not appear as nickname but as an 'also known as'.

Fiscomego (talk) 18:23, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Not done The term 'nickname' is used across the Wikipedia pages on National Football Teams. Thanks, —  Cargoking  talk  15:27, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

First official match in 1949[edit]

It says in the history section that Nigeria played it's first "official" game in 1949. How is "official" defined? Because that match against Sierra Leone isn't recognized by FIFA as a full international, therefore it would be counted as unofficial. Banana Fingers (talk) 19:44, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

South Liverpool[edit]

Were South Liverpool F.C. amateur or semi-professional non-league in 1949? The article states that they were amateur, but I cannot find any reference to the club being amateur or to them ever having played in the F.A. Amateur Cup. Coyets (talk) 07:40, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Nigeria national football team (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent Vandalism. The article is consistently being reverted by IP user(s), with removing and changing sourced content Embele (talk) 23:45, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


This logo (commons:File:Nigeria_FA.svg) is wrong because say "Nigeria Football Association - Abuja". The right is "Nigeria Football Federation - 1945", like the official website ( The article give wrong information about the national team and the Nigeria Football Federation. --IM-yb (talk) 22:09, 7 October 2015 (UTC)


Please no body should remove anything about the African Nations Championship from this page. Starting from the 2014 edition onwards, all of the matches are recognized by FIFA as first team matches therefore it is also included as a Super Eagles first team tournament. Michaelgodstimeake (talk) 02:58, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

I have little problem with this and haven't done any removal of article elements myself, but in the interest of clarity I would suggest that CHAN rosters be kept separate from senior team rosters as very few members of the first team participate in CHAN. Perhaps a second roster and manager list can be set up for them in and the page can be subdivided in an orderly manner. It could even be separated into it's own page under the national football team heading. It's one thing to want recognition for the CHAN team, but this article is not edited frequently enough to keep up with turnover between senior team tournaments with full international rosters, and senior team tournaments with CHAN rosters. I would also avoid listing CHAN matches with the senior international matches for clarity. Just some things to think about. unak1978 10:06, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
With everything said, has there been an issue here? Did you add anything that someone wanted removed? I take little issue with the current edits, but there are others who may and it's important to reach a consensus when editing or else there may be an edit war which will only serve to disorganize the article. I make a lot of edits here myself, but I am always prepared to work with other here if they have issues with my ideas. unak1978 10:17, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
I added an asterisk to the CHAN matches listed in the 2017 record. Since these matches take place outside of the FIFA window, exclude most regular team members and are scored as friendlies I feel it is proper to make this clarification for anyone referencing this page for information. I have left all else as is. unak1978 22:23, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Match Records[edit]

Matches for an entire calendar year should be removed as a group and archived together, rather than piecemeal. This makes certain that all statistics and records can be kept intact and users referencing this page can be able to view a complete set of statistics for that particular year. Doing otherwise can be misleading, making uninformed users think that fewer matches were played during that period than what actually took place. I have taken the practice of only including the statistics for the previous calendar year and archived all of the other years that preceded it to avoid cluttering the page. The links for the archives are in the additional menus/templates at the bottom of the page. Thanks. unak1978 22:23, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Kit sections[edit]

There has been some disagreement regarding the inclusion of the Kit history section in this article and whether or not this violates WP:NOTGALLERY. To my interpretation, this statute refers specifically to externally linked media and images. No reference exists governing the existence of internally generated reference items, such as that which was removed from the Nigeria national football team page. I have since reverted the removal until such a time as there is a greater consensus on the issue across all similar articles. Sufficient precedent exists for similar, and more substantial sections, on other national team pages:

Germany national football team
England national football team
Brazil national football team
United States men's national soccer team
Portugal national football team
Colombia national football team- History of the Colombia national football team

These are a portion of examples obtained after only a few minutes of searching. If anyone feels that this is incorrect, this should first be addressed on WikiProject Football where this issue can be clarified and consensus can be reached, at which point this can be removed from every national team page which contains such sections. Until such time, the edits on the Nigeria national football team should be left alone. This page should not be the testing ground for the application of statute interpretation while existing examples on other national team articles continue to exist unmolested. If such an interpretation is found to have consensus and is applied across all similar pages, then I will be happy to remove the section myself and submit to the determination of fellow editors on this site. Feel free to reply and express your opinion, however this issue should be debated at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football to ensure that any subsequent interpretation of the rules are applied fairly and universally. A Request for Comment is an option in order to acquire outside input. unak1978 23:02, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

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