Super Eagles

Founded in 1945, Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony.

Nigeria's first major footballing success was winning the gold medal at the Second All-Africa games in 1973.

In 1980, Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in Lagos.

The team was originally called the Red Devils by the British who brought football to Nigeria. However, after Nigeria became an independent country, the name was changed to the Green Eagles.

In 1994, Nigeria managed by Clemens Westerhof reached the World Cup for the first time.

During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest ranking achieved by an African football team.

In 2014, Nigeria won their first FIFA World Cup title since 1998. They have qualified for four of the last five FIFA World Cups, and reached the round of 16 three times.

From 1998 to 2004, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit. Then Nigeria's kit has been supplied by Adidas.

WAFU Cup: Sports minister Dalung reacts to Nigeria's humiliating defeat to Ghana

WAFU Cup: Sports minister Dalung reacts to Nigeria's humiliating defeat to Ghana

WAFU Cup: Sports minister Dalung reacts to Nigeria's humiliating defeat to Ghana
Chelsea youngster agrees to drop England for Nigeria's Super Eagles

Chelsea youngster agrees to drop England for Nigeria's Super Eagles

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham has agreed to switch allegiances from the 3 lions of England to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, NFF president Amaju Pinnick confirms.

Chelsea youngster agrees to drop England for Nigeria's Super Eagles
Moses shines as Super Eagles hammer Ghana to qualify for the 2017 WAFU Cup semi-final

Moses shines as Super Eagles hammer Ghana to qualify for the 2017 WAFU Cup semi-final

Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of the 2017 WAFU Cup championship going on in Ghana after beating hosts Ghana 2-0 on Monday night, September 18.

Moses shines as Super Eagles hammer Ghana to qualify for the 2017 WAFU Cup semi-final
Flashback: 4 times players’ indiscipline caused Nigeria a trophy

Flashback: 4 times players’ indiscipline caused Nigeria a trophy

In the history of football in Nigeria, there have been remarkable achievements but one can't also simply forget painful experiences posted by the Super Eagles..

Flashback: 4 times players’ indiscipline caused Nigeria a trophy
CSL: Odion Ighalo scores as Yatai destroy Mikel Obi's Tianjin TEDA (video)

CSL: Odion Ighalo scores as Yatai destroy Mikel Obi's Tianjin TEDA (video)

Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo scored his 12th goal of the season in Changchun Yatai’s 5-1 demolition of Tianjin Teda in a Chinese Super League encounter.

CSL: Odion Ighalo scores as Yatai destroy Mikel Obi's Tianjin TEDA (video)
Check out Super Eagles position on the latest FIFA rankings after their performance against African champions Cameroon

Check out Super Eagles position on the latest FIFA rankings after their performance against African champions Cameroon

Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped to 44th position in the latest FIFA Rankings despite their superb performance against African champions Cameroon.

Check out Super Eagles position on the latest FIFA rankings after their performance against African champions Cameroon
Why I am not always available to play every game for the Super Eagles - Victor Moses

Why I am not always available to play every game for the Super Eagles - Victor Moses

Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country.

Why I am not always available to play every game for the Super Eagles - Victor Moses
Moses on fire as Super Eagles destroy Sierra Leone in the 2017 WAFU championship

Moses on fire as Super Eagles destroy Sierra Leone in the 2017 WAFU championship

The Super Eagles home based team have qualified into the group stage of the 2017 WAFU Cup championship holding in Ghana after beating Sierra Leone 2-0.

Moses on fire as Super Eagles destroy Sierra Leone in the 2017 WAFU championship
Zambia refuse to prepare for World Cup Qualifier against Super Eagles in Nigeria

Zambia refuse to prepare for World Cup Qualifier against Super Eagles in Nigeria

The Chipolopolo will round off their preparations for the World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles in Ghana, Andrew Kamanga Zambia FA president disclosed.

Zambia refuse to prepare for World Cup Qualifier against Super Eagles in Nigeria
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr accepts Nigerian name (video)

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr accepts Nigerian name (video)

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has accepted to be called the Igbo name of 'Odogwu' which was given to him by a Nigerian sport journalist.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr accepts Nigerian name (video)
How Abacha 'killed' Nigeria's golden generation

How Abacha 'killed' Nigeria's golden generation

Like every other country, there was a time when Nigerian football took a nose dive but it came at a time when the national team was playing the best football.

How Abacha 'killed' Nigeria's golden generation
Just in: Former Super Eagles coach moves to divorce his wife for one of the most disturbing reasons (photo)

Just in: Former Super Eagles coach moves to divorce his wife for one of the most disturbing reasons (photo)

Erstwhile Super Eagles handler Adegboye Onigbinde has filed a divorce suit against his wife Abiona at the Ibadan Customary Grade C Court sitting in Mapo.

Just in: Former Super Eagles coach moves to divorce his wife for one of the most disturbing reasons (photo)
Pretty daughter of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia weds in style in America (photos)

Pretty daughter of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia weds in style in America (photos)

Former Super Eagles and Nigeria U-23 coach Samson Siasia was in a frenzy mood as his daughter Sanita weds her heartthrob in faraway Atlanta, Georgia...

Pretty daughter of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia weds in style in America (photos)
Nigeria 'working' on convincing Chelsea striker to play for Super Eagles

Nigeria 'working' on convincing Chelsea striker to play for Super Eagles

NFF president Amaju Pinnick has revealed he is looking to persuade Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to switch his international allegiance from England to Nigeria.

Nigeria 'working' on convincing Chelsea striker to play for Super Eagles
NFF releases big statement after Victor Moses, Musa reportedly shunned Amaju Pinnick in Yaounde (video)

NFF releases big statement after Victor Moses, Musa reportedly shunned Amaju Pinnick in Yaounde (video)

Chelsea striker Victor Moses and Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa were said to have snubbed NFF President Amaju Pinnick on their arrival in Yaounde.

NFF releases big statement after Victor Moses, Musa reportedly shunned Amaju Pinnick in Yaounde (video)
2 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after Nigeria's impressive draw at Yaounde against Cameroon

2 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after Nigeria's impressive draw at Yaounde against Cameroon

Victor Moses and defender Leon Balogun are the two Nigerian international honored by CAF in their following their impressive performance against Cameroon.

2 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after Nigeria's impressive draw at Yaounde against Cameroon
Football fans react after Super Eagles star was booked by Egyptian referee for thanking Jesus

Football fans react after Super Eagles star was booked by Egyptian referee for thanking Jesus

Odion Ighalo was on Friday, September 1, 2017 booked by Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha after scoring the first goal in Nigeria's 4-0 win over Cameroon.

Football fans react after Super Eagles star was booked by Egyptian referee for thanking Jesus
NFF reward Super Eagles with massive incentive despite draw against Cameroon

NFF reward Super Eagles with massive incentive despite draw against Cameroon

The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encount

NFF reward Super Eagles with massive incentive despite draw against Cameroon
Sports minister Dalung congratulates Super Eagles, makes strong statement ahead of the game against Zambia

Sports minister Dalung congratulates Super Eagles, makes strong statement ahead of the game against Zambia

Nigeria sports minister Solomon Dalung celebrates the ‘outstanding’ double legged performance of the Super Eagles of Nigeria against the Indomitable Lions.

Sports minister Dalung congratulates Super Eagles, makes strong statement ahead of the game against Zambia
Kan mai rabo: Omojuwa yayi barin kudi a Tuwita

Kan mai rabo: Omojuwa yayi barin kudi a Tuwita

Za ku ji cewa wani Bawan Allah ya raba N50,000 a Tuwita domin nuna goyon baya ga Kungiyar kwallon kafar Najeriya na Super Eagles da ke shirin zuwa Gasar Duniya.

Kan mai rabo: Omojuwa yayi barin kudi a Tuwita
3 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after win over African champions Cameroon (See full list)

3 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after win over African champions Cameroon (See full list)

Three Super Eagles players have made it to the CAF best XI squad announced on Tuesday after the third round of games in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

3 Super Eagles players make CAF best XI after win over African champions Cameroon (See full list)
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals when he could possibly retire

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals when he could possibly retire

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel discloses he has no immediate plans to retire from professional football and plans to play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi reveals when he could possibly retire
Serious party inside the plane as Iheanacho, Musa and other Super Eagles show their dancing skills (video)

Serious party inside the plane as Iheanacho, Musa and other Super Eagles show their dancing skills (video)

Super Eagles of Nigeria on September 4, 2017 gave themselves a bright chance to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after forcing Cameroon to a draw.

Serious party inside the plane as Iheanacho, Musa and other Super Eagles show their dancing skills (video)
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