So in the light of Super Eagles match this weekend, it got me thinking. If we had the opportunity to gather all previous and still playing Super Eagles players and roll out an all star team, who would be in the starting line up. So here is my Super Eagles Greatest 11. 1. Vincent Enyeama
So in the light of Super Eagles match this weekend, it got me thinking. If we had the opportunity to gather all previous and still playing Super Eagles players and roll out an all star team, who would be in the starting line up. So here is my Super Eagles Greatest 11.
1. Vincent Enyeama (GK): He is definitely the greatest to ever wear the goalkeeper shirt for the Super Eagles, with over a 100 caps he has been the rock of the Super Eagles since 2002 through 2015. Captained the team from 2013 till his retirement.
2. Christian Chukwu (CB): One of the greats, He’s a defender extraordinaire. Never smiled during play, focused from start to finish.
3. Ben Iroha (LB): A calm and very calculated left back of his days. Played the 1994 and 1998 World Cup and won the African Cup of Nations in 1994
4. Taribo West (CB): We all knew him as a no nonsense defender. Always ready to jump in into any fight on the pitch. Highly respected by his peers, West was part of the team that won the Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.
5. Joseph Yobo (RB): A natural right back player turned to a center back by David Moyes, Joseph Yobo has been one of the most outstanding players in Nigeria. He played 101 games for the Super Eagles scoring 7 goals. He was also a captain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
6. Jay Jay Okocha (CMF): The midfield maestro, a player Nigeria is still looking for his replacement. If he plays, we believe we will win. Skillful and very delightful to watch, Okocha mesmerises at ease. One of the greats, Ronaldinho admitted learning a few tricks from him!
7. Sunday Oliseh (DMF): A strong defensive midfielder in his days, Played for Europe’s top teams like Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. Played for the Super Eagles 54 times and scored twice, of the goals was a power shot from almost the center half of the pitch in 1998. A goal many Nigerians will never forget.
8. Kanu Nwankwo (AMF): One of Africa’s most decorated players, he played for Nigeria 87 times and scored 12 goals. He has won the African Footballer of the year twice, 1996 and 1999. He attacks fiercely and plays a better decoy striker.
9. Finidi George (RW): Finidi’s first match for the Super Eagles was in 1991 against Burkina Faso, He provided an amazing three assists for Rashidi Yekini and scoring one in the 7–1 win. He was part of the team that won the 1994 Cup Of Nations. With his speed on the touchline it was near impossible to stop him.
10. Emmanuel Amunike (LW): Amunike played 27 times for Nigeria, scoring nine goals.He played for Zamalek, Sporting CP, Barcelona etc. This energetic winger was the African Footballer Of The Year in 1994 after winning the African Cup Of Nations in Tunisia.
11. Rashidi Yekini (ST): Yekini still holds the record of the highest goal scorer in the Super Eagles, Scoring 37 goals in 58 appearances.
The Subs: Taye Taiwo, Stephen Keshi, Isa Shofulue, Chidi Odiah, Daniel Amokachi, Osaze Odemwingie, Peter Rufai, Austin Eguavoen and maybe Mikel Obi.
These men gave their all in the Green and White jersey and they are my all time greatest players. But the question now is, who would coach this team? Drop your suggestions in the comments section.1 comment