"African Eagle" Nigeria, can it spread its wings again and broadcast an article in the Africa Cup?
1/5/2022 8:24:20 AM
Speaking of the strong teams in Africa, everyone will never forget such a team, the Nigerian team known as the "African Eagles". A green team uniform can always make people shine and even was once rated as the best-looking team uniform.
Historically, this team gave birth to many familiar stars, such as Okocha, Yekini, Kanu, Oliseh, Ikpeba and so on.
Especially Okocha, as the core of the previous generation of Nigeria’s midfielder, possesses superb skills like a magician, and at the same time is Ronaldinho’s mentor. I believe that those who have experienced that era, it is impossible not to know this talented midfielder, and even can Said to be one of the youthful memories of that generation.
Recently, Nigeria has announced the latest list of 28 people to participate in this African Cup:
It can be seen from the big list that many players from European teams have been selected for this Nigerian national team, such as Endidi and Ishinacho of Leicester City, Iwobi of Everton, Watford Germany's Ekon and others are all very powerful players.
It is worth mentioning that Nigeria temporarily changed the big list. Originally, Osmeen, Dennis, Barlogon, and Shehu were also selected for the African Cup. However, due to various reasons, they were not selected for the African Cup. , It is a pity. Especially the big killer on the front line-Osmeen, absent from the game, will definitely cause some damage to Nigeria's offense.
In the latest world rankings, Nigeria ranks fifth among the participating teams in this Africa Cup, with Senegal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in front, and four mountains in front.
In history, Nigeria has entered the finals of the African Cup 7 times. Among them, they have won the African Cup 3 times in 1980, 1994 and 2013; they also won 4 runner-ups in 1984 and 1988. 1990 and 2000.
At the same time, Nigeria participated in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups, as well as the following 2010, 2014 and 2018, a total of 6 World Cups. Among them, the 94 and 98 World Cups scored 16 consecutive World Cups. powerful.
Sharp-eyed fans should be able to see that Nigeria’s peak period should be between 1994 and 1998, when it won 1 African Cup and 2 World Cup rounds. At that time, the team was full of talents, with Okocha and Olise. He, Martins, Kanu, Ikpeba and other powerful players, known as the "golden generation of Nigeria", that is, during that period, the "African Eagles" spread their wings and soared, and since then laid the foundation for a strong African team. Do you still remember, who was the head coach of Nigeria in 1998?
Although the results in recent years have not been outstanding, the team has assembled a lot of powerful players. I believe that as a traditional African team with a championship background, they will surely achieve good results again in this Africa Cup.