AFCON: Super Eagles’ Records, Fourth Title Chase
Three-time champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are aiming high when they seek a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon. The Eagles may have come close to winning more than any other team in Africa, holding the highest number of runners-up position.
Nickname: Super Eagles
Participation No. 19
Winning Records: Champions (1980, 1994, 2013)
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Nigeria 2-1 Benin
Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria
Nigeria 4-4 Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria
Benin 0-1 Nigeria
Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho
Coach: Augustine Eguavoen
Date of Birth: 19.08.1965
“It is not an easy group, but we are very confident we can do well.”
Players to watch:
Wilfried Ndidi (24) Midfielder, Leicester City (England)
Alex Iwobi (25) Midfielder, Everton (England)
Samuel Chukwueze (22), Forward, Villareal (Spain)
Super Eagles campaign suffered a perceived set back with the inability of striker Odion Ighalo to join the team due to to his professional club’s refusal to release him for the tournament, a development football fans said was not healthy for the development of the round leather game in Africa.
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