Nigeria – The Super Eagles

2010-06-05 11:04

Nigeria National Football team

Nick-name: The Super Eagles

Ranked 21 in FIFA World Rankings

Holds third highest place among the African nations behind Egypt

and Cameroon

Captain: Nwankwo Kanu

Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

Home stadium: Abuja stadium

Top 5 international goal scorers:

Rashidi Yekini – 37 goals

Segun Odegbami – 23

Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 19

Sunday Oyarekhua – 17

Obafemi Martins – 16

African Nations Cup history:

Won the African Nations Cup twice – 1980 & 1994

Took third place at the 2004, 2006 and 2010 African Nations


FIFA World cup history:

1994 – played for the first time

1998 – reached second round

2002 – taken out in first round

2010 – qualified for the 2010 World Cup by defeating Kenya 2-1 on

14 November, 2009

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