Nigeria are one of the most dominant CAF nations in Africa where they last won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations beating Burkina Faso in the final. The nation are most notably known for wearing an all green kit with white trim which are supplied by adidas. The most well known Nigerian footballers in the past decade include Mikel John Obi, Vincent Enyeama, Ahmed Musa, Joseph Yobo, Emmanuel Emenike, Obafemi Martins, Ikechukwu Uche, Joel Obi and Keneth Omeruo.
The Super Eagles as the Nigerian football team are often known play in the African World Cup qualifying group. Nigeria's youth teams have historically performed well, they won the 1996 Olympics and the U16 World Championship in 1985 & the U17 World Championship in 1993. Nigeria played their first international football match against Ghana in 1950 losing 1-0. Their biggest win came against Uganda in 1991, scored eight and conceding just one in reply. Whilst in 1955 their worst defeat was against Ghana letting in seven without reply. At the World Cup Nigeria's best display has been making it to the 2nd Round happening in 1994 and 1998. The Super Eagles have appeared in 14 African Nations Cups and have won the competition twice, in 1980 & in 1994.
The African nation of Nigeria unveil their all-new Nike home and away shirts for the upcoming Rio Olympics. Using Nike's innovative Vapor kit template, as seen within the recent Euro and Copa America Summer tournaments, Nigeria have been handed simple yet smart home and away shirts for the fast a [...]
Signing a new kit deal with Nike in April this year, Nigeria have revealed their new home kit which has been worn by the U-20 side at the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. The new home shirt for Nigeria is based on a standard Nike template featuring a green base with a white vertical sash on the lef [...]
Nigeria have finally reached an agreement over their kit strife, signing a new deal with American powerhouse brand Nike [...]
Nigeria are in strife as they have officially lost their 7 million a year kit deal with German manufacturers adidas. In August this year adidas complained that Nigeria's coach and some of the Nigeria players violated contractual obligations by wearing a rival's kit at major events [...]
Having released their home shirt this week, Nigeria have officially released their away kit for the 2014 World Cup. The new away kit is mainly white and features green accents on the shoulders, sides, sleeve hems and collar [...]
Rashidi Yekini is a Nigerian footballer who holds the Nigerian record for the most goals scored for the nation with 37 while Joseph Yobo holds the record for the most number of caps with over 100.
The nation is most notably known for producing world class forwards including Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Odemwingie, John Utaka, Ikechukwu Uche, Rashidi Yekini and Obafemi Martins.