Nigeria

NGA

 


 

Nigeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Super Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Gernot Rohr
Captain John Obi Mikel
Most caps Vincent Enyeama (101)
Joseph Yobo (101)
Top scorer Rashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadium Abuja National Stadium
FIFA code NGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 47 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest (April 1994)
Lowest 82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking
Current 43 Steady (20 April 2018) [1]
Highest 15 (31 May 2004)
Lowest 72 (27 December 1964)
First international
Flag of the British West Africa Settlements (1870-1888).svg Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(FreetownSierra Leone; 8 October 1949)[2]
Biggest win
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey 
(LagosNigeria; 28 November 1959)
Biggest defeat
 Gold Coast and United Kingdom British Togoland
7–0 Nigeria 
(AccraGold Coast; 1 June 1955)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (first in 1994)
Best result Round of 16, 19941998and 2014
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 17 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions, 19801994and 2013
African Nations Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2014)
Best result Runners up, 2018
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 1995)
Best result Fourth Place, 1995

 


 

Super-Eagles--600x338

 

The following players have been called up for the preliminary extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
Caps and goals current as of 27 March 2018 after the match against  Serbia. All caps/goals against FIFA members only.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa 16 October 1988 (age 29) 24 0 Nigeria Enyimba
GK Daniel Akpeyi 3 August 1986 (age 31) 7 0 South Africa Chippa United
GK Dele Ajiboye 7 August 1990 (age 27) 3 0 Nigeria Plateau United
GK Francis Uzoho 28 October 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Spain Deportivo Fabril

DF Elderson Echiéjilé 20 January 1988 (age 30) 60 3 Belgium Cercle Brugge
DF Kenneth Omeruo 17 October 1993 (age 24) 37 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa
DF Shehu Abdullahi 12 March 1993 (age 25) 22 0 Turkey Bursaspor
DF William Troost-Ekong 1 September 1993 (age 24) 19 0 Turkey Bursaspor
DF Leon Balogun 28 June 1989 (age 28) 16 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
DF Stephen Eze 8 March 1994 (age 24) 13 0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv
DF Ola Aina 8 October 1996 (age 21) 4 0 England Hull City
DF Chidozie Awaziem 1 January 1997 (age 21) 4 0 France Nantes
DF Tyronne Ebuehi 16 December 1995 (age 22) 4 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
DF Brian Idowu 18 May 1992 (age 26) 3 1 Russia Amkar Perm

MF John Obi Mikel (Captain) 22 April 1987 (age 31) 83 6 China Tianjin Teda
MF Ogenyi Onazi 25 December 1992 (age 25) 50 1 Turkey Trabzonspor
MF Victor Moses 12 December 1990 (age 27) 32 11 England Chelsea
MF John Ogu 20 April 1988 (age 30) 18 2 Israel Hapoel Be’er Sheva
MF Wilfred Ndidi 16 December 1996 (age 21) 16 0 England Leicester City
MF Joel Obi 22 May 1991 (age 27) 15 0 Italy Torino
MF Oghenekaro Etebo 9 November 1995 (age 22) 12 1 Spain Las Palmas
MF Mikel Agu 27 May 1993 (age 25) 5 0 Turkey Bursaspor
MF Uche Henry Agbo 4 December 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Belgium Standard Liège

FW Ahmed Musa 14 October 1992 (age 25) 69 13 Russia CSKA Moscow
FW Odion Ighalo 16 June 1989 (age 28) 17 4 China Changchun Yatai
FW Alex Iwobi 3 May 1996 (age 22) 16 4 England Arsenal
FW Kelechi Iheanacho 3 October 1996 (age 21) 15 8 England Leicester City
FW Junior Lokosa 23 August 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
FW Simeon Nwankwo 7 May 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Italy Crotone

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 Olorunleke Ojo 17 August 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria Akwa United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
GK Olufemi Kayode 31 December 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Nigeria Lobi Stars v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
GK Olufemi Thomas 5 August 1989 (age 28) 0 0 Nigeria Rivers United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
GK Theophilus Afelokhai 7 April 1988 (age 30) 0 0 Nigeria Enyimba 2018 African Nations Championship
GK Dele Alampasu 24 December 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Portugal Feirense v.  Cameroon, 4 September 2017
GK Okiemute Odah 23 November 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Nigeria Plateau United v.  Benin, 13 August 2017 PRE

DF Olamilekan Adeleye 6 June 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Nigeria Ifeanyi Ubah v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Musa Muhammed 31 October 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Ikouwem Udo 11 November 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Nigeria Enyimba v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Chinedu Ajanah 23 October 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Katsina United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Ebube Duru 0 0 Nigeria Lobi Stars v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Stanley Okorom 13 May 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Nigeria MFM v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Isiaka Oladuntoye 20 January 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Nigeria Enyimba v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Austin Opara 10 January 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria MFM v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
DF Orji Kalu 19 June 1992 (age 25) 11 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Daniel Itodo 29 December 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Nigeria Plateau United 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Timothy Danladi 15 October 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Nigeria Katsina United 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Abdullahi Musa 1 February 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Nigeria Wikki Tourists 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Ifeanyi Nweke 12 November 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Chima Akas 3 May 1994 (age 24) 18 0 Sweden Kalmar 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Emmanuel Ariwachukwu 27 December 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Nigeria Akwa United 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Jamiu Alimi 5 October 1992 (age 25) 4 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v.  Benin, 13 August 2017 PRE

MF Moses Simon 12 July 1995 (age 22) 21 4 Belgium Gent 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ
MF Dayo Ojo 10 October 1994 (age 23) 5 1 Nigeria Sunshine Stars v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Abdullahi Alhassan 3 November 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Austria Austria Wien v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Mohammed Usman 2 March 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Norway Sarpsborg 08 v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Destiny Ashadi 31 March 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Nigeria Katsina United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Raphael Ayagwa 4 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Plateau United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Chidiebere Nwakali 26 December 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Scotland Aberdeen v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Kelechi Nwakali 5 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands MSV v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
MF Rabiu Ali 23 June 1986 (age 31) 23 7 Nigeria Kano Pillars 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Osas Okoro 7 September 1990 (age 27) 20 2 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Ifeanyi Ifeanyi 15 August 1995 (age 22) 12 0 Nigeria Akwa United 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Emeka Atuloma 1 October 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Nigeria Rivers United 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Augustine Oladapo 27 July 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Nigeria Enyimba 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Aremu Afeez 3 October 1999 (age 18) 7 0 Norway Start 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Samuel Mathias 23 December 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Thomas Zenke 30 January 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Nigeria Nasarawa United v.  Benin, 19 August 2017
MF Maarouf Youssef 20 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  South Africa, 17 June 2017

FW Emem Eduok 31 January 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
FW Alhassan Ibrahim 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
FW Tosin Omoyele 3 August 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Plateau United v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
FW Samad Kadiri 8 September 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Nigeria Lobi Stars v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
FW Umar Sadiq 2 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Netherlands NAC v. Atlético Madrid, 22 May 2018
FW Gabriel Okechukwu 28 August 1995 (age 22) 5 2 Nigeria Akwa United v.  Serbia, 27 March 2018
FW Junior Ajayi 29 January 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Serbia, 27 March 2018
FW Anthony Okpotu 3 March 1994 (age 24) 11 3 Nigeria Lobi Stars 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Emeka Ogbugh 22 February 1990 (age 28) 5 0 Nigeria Rivers United 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Eneji Moses 8 April 1999 (age 19) 4 2 Nigeria Plateau United 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Sunday Faleye 29 November 1998 (age 19) 4 1 Nigeria Akwa United 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Ibrahim Mustapha 1 September 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Nigeria Enyimba 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Mohammed Nur 2 December 2002 (age 15) 2 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors 2018 African Nations Championship
FW Olarenwaju Kayode 8 May 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Argentina, 14 November 2017
FW Henry Onyekuru 5 June 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Argentina, 14 November 2017
FW Anthony Nwakaeme 21 March 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Israel Hapoel Be’er Sheva v.  Argentina, 14 November 2017
FW Kingsley Eduwo 19 June 1996 (age 21) 5 1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Ubong Friday 3 March 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Nigeria Akwa United 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Sikiru Olatunbosun 28 November 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Nigeria MFM 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations PRE
FW Aaron Olanare 4 June 1994 (age 23) 7 2 Russia Amkar Perm v.  Cameroon, 1 September 2017
FW Stephen Odey 15 January 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Benin, 19 August 2017
FW Ifeanyi George 22 November 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers v.  Benin, 19 August 2017
FW Prince Aggreh 30 September 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Macau Sporting Macau v.  Benin, 13 August 2017 PRE
FW Mfon Udoh 14 March 1992 (age 26) 2 1 Nigeria Enyimba v.  Benin, 13 August 2017 PRE
FW Austin Oladapo 30 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria Enyimba v.  Benin, 13 August 2017 PRE
FW Victor Osimhen 29 December 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Wolfsburg v.  South Africa, 17 June 2017
FW Isaac Success 7 January 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Spain Málaga v.  Togo, 1 June 2017
FW Noah Bazee 21 August 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Hannover 96 v.  Togo, 1 June 2017

INJ Withdrew because of an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.

 

 

 

Advertisements