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Super Eagles Team Of The Decade (2009 – 2019)

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By Jonathan Ogochukwu

Vincent Enyeama

Enyeama rose through the ranks of the super eagles team in 2002 after replacing an injured ike shorunmu.

Enyeama’s impact over the past years cannot be overlooked as he made over 101 appearances during his stint with the African football giant.

The former Super eagles shot-stopper and skipper is well remembered for the enormous and wonderful saves he made against Argentina at the 2010 FIFA world cup group stage match in South Africa.

During the 2013 African cup of Nations tournament in South Africa, Enyeama was one of shining lights of the super eagles team which earned them the trophy (their first ever since 1994) and also stamping his name in the team of the tournament after conceding just only four goals in six matches.

The former lille and Enyimba goal keeper who played in 3 world cup for Nigeria retired unceremoniously after a clash with former super eagles coach Sunday Oliseh.

He still remains a legend in the hearts of many football loving Nigerians for his heroics with the Nigerian football team.

Joseph Yobo

Former Super eagles defender and skipper Joseph Yobo is one of the best players to ever put the green white green jersey.

The former Merseyside blue defender played a very influential role in super eagles afcon triumph though not as a statrer but as what we call an elderstatesmanship role.

Joseph yobo bagged over 101 caps for the West African giants and played in over 3 world cups for the super eagles of Nigeria.

He retired after a 2-0 loss to France at the 2014 FIFA world cup quarter finals in Brazil.

Kenneth Omeruo

It is no surprise to see the battle-ready Leganes defender on our list as he made his debut as a 19 year old against cape Verde in an international friendly.

Kenneth omeruo has been involved in all Super eagles campaign this decade.

He was instrumental for the West African side in their 2013 afcon triumph as he is always battle ready anytime he is called upon to represent his nation

The former Chelsea defender is well remembered for his fine display against west African rivals Ivory coast for man-marking Football legend Didier Drogba.

Though only 26, Kenneth omeruo has attended two world cup for the African giants already thereby playing over 7 world cup games. He also played all Nigeria’s 3 matches at the 2013 FIFA confederation cup held in Brazil.

Kenneth omeruo who is now a key member of the current super eagles team still has a very important role to play in the coming decade as he has made over 51 appearances for the three times African champions.

Efe Ambrose

Efe Eric Ambrose who was instrumental in Nigeria’s 2013 afcon cup triumph in South Africa is the only Nigerian defender to have made the team of the tournament even after conceding only four goals throughout the competition.

The 6 ft 3 in tall defender who describe the afcon triumph as one of the most important moment in his life attended one world cup for the west African giant.

Efe Ambrose who also played at the 2013 confederation cup held in Brazil has over 51 appearance for the super eagles and scoring four goals in the process.

Elderson Echiejile

Elderson Echiejile made his debut for the Super eagles in 2009.

The left-back featured in two world cups for the west African giants thereby starting two matches at the 2010 world cup held in South Africa.

The former Monaco defender got injured during the first group stage match against Iran at the 2014 Fifa world cup held in Brazil.

He was also instrumental for Nigeria’s Afcon triumph held in South Africa scoring a goal against Mali in the process

Elderson Echiejile was also present for Nigeria at the 2013 confederation cup held in Brazil.

The former fc Braga player already has 59 caps for the three times African champions.

Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi has been one of the most consistent defensive midfielder to have ever dorn the green white green.

The Leicester city midfielder poses amazing statistics for both club and country.

He made his senior international debut on October 8 as a 19 year old against Congo in 2015 thus garnering a mouth watering 35 appearances in just four years for the African giants.

Wilfred Ndidi helped Nigeria qualify for the 2018 world cup playing all the qualifying matches and playing all Nigeria’s three games in the world cup proper.

Though still only 23, he is known for his leadership qualities. He also helped Nigeria qualify for the 2019 Afcon tournament held in Egypt this year after missing out on two occasions playing all Nigeria’s seven matches and winning bronze medal in the process.

John Obi Mikel

The former Chelsea midfielder took on the leadership role in 2015 following the retirement of veterans like Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama.

He is said to be the engine behind Nigeria’s afcon triumph in 2013 with man of the match performance against Burkina Faso in the final. He also also included in the team of the tournament by Caf.

John Obi Mikel also represented Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa confederation cup held in Brazil scoring a wonderful goal during their group stage game against Uruguay.

Mikel who played over 89 matches for Nigeria missed the 2010 FIFA world cup held in South Africa due to injury. Although he made his debut world cup appearance in Brazil 2014. He also earned a man of the match award during his country’s first group stage match against iran. He also helped the team reach the knockout stages for the first time since 1998. They were eventually knocked out by France in the round of 16.

Mikel also led a young Eagles team to the 2018 FIFA world cup held in Russia and was instrumental in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland in their second group game.

He retired at the 2019 Afcon held in Egypt and also won a Bronze medal in the process.

Victor Moses

Moses played a very instrumental role for Nigeria during their 2013 Afcon campaign.

The former Chelsea player singlehandedly took Nigeria to the knockout stages of the competition by winning and scoring two late penalties in their final group game against Ethiopia. The match ended 2-0 in favour of Nigeria. Moses was also included in the team of the tournament by caf.

Moses who played over 37 matches for the super eagles and scoring 12 goals in the process played a vital role in ensuring Nigeria’s qualification for both the 2014 and 2018 FIFA world cups.

The former Chelsea man started two matches for Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA world cup including the match against France in the knockout stages where they lost 2-0.

In the 2018 world cup, Moses was also instrumental in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland as he assisted his teammate Ahmed musa in scoring a wonderful goal. He also scored a penalty against Argentina but that was not enough to carry the super eagles past the group stages of the tournament.

Moses announced his retirement from the National team on 15 August 2018.

Ahmed Musa

Musa who debuted for the super eagles in 2010 holds a special place in the hearts of 200 million football loving Nigerians as he is the first Nigerian to score in two world cups and also the first Nigerian to score a brace in two world cups.

Musa was also instrumental in Nigeria’s afcon campaign held in south Africa in 2013 as he helped his nation to secure their third ever gold medal and their first since 1994.

The current super eagles captain boasts of a mouthwatering statistics for the super eagles by playing 91 matches and scoring 15.

Musa is the third highest capped player for the super eagles and he has been tipped to surpass his predecessors.

Emmanuel Emenike

The no-nonsense striker led Nigeria to a third afcon triumph (their first ever since 1994).

Emenike needs no introduction as he was the joint highest top goal scorer at the 2013 Afcon tournament also earning him a spot in the team of the tournament. Though he missed the final due to a thigh injury.

Emenike stint with the National team was short although it was a memorable one as he scored 9 important goals in 37 appearances for the west African giants.

Emenike announced his retirement from the National team on October 20, 2015.

Odion Ighalo

Ighalo debuted for the super eagles in 2015.

The former Watford striker was instrumental in Nigeria’s world cup 2018 qualifying campaign scoring against Cameroon in the process.

Ighalo was the top scorer at the 2019 Afcon qualifying campaign scoring a mouthwatering 7 goals.

During the tournament proper he also won the golden boot by scoring 5 goals in the competition.

Ighalo who played over 35 matches for the African giants and scoring over 16 goals in the process announced his retirement after the 2019 afcon.

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