Football matches are played to score goals and win. It becomes even more satisfying as the net is hit repeatedly, but of course very horrific for the losing team.
As one of Africa’s giants with three AFCON titles and a handful of players at the top leagues in Europe, Nigeria’s green & white kit has always struck fear in the opposing team players, but sometimes it has inspired serious beatings from bigger boys or fearless equals.
Here’s a look at Nigeria’s biggest ever wins and losses….
Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria – Confederations Cup 2013
The Super Eagles embarrassed the Pacific Islanders in front of the entire world as Brazil prepared to host the 2014 World Cup. Nnamdi Oduamadi had a special evening with a hattrick.
Nigeria 6-1 Liberia – 2012 AFCON Qualifiers
At a packed Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Victor Moses led the assault with a brace, while Ahmad Musa grabbed a goal and assist.
Nigeria 5-1 Zimbabwe – 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Zimbabwe’s Warriors got annihilated in front of 45 000 fans in Abuja. There was little they could do against an attack that featured Obafemi Martins, Nwankwo Kanu and Peter Odemwingie.
Records defeats 🤕
Netherlands 5-1 Nigeria – International Friendly – 1998
Marc Overmas and Patrick Kluivert terrorized the likes of Taribo West and Celestine Babayaro.
Nigeria 1-4 Denmark – 1998 World Cup
This horror game was over inside 60 minutes, as the central defensive pairing of Uche Okechukwu and Taribo West had a day to forget.
Ghana 4-1 Nigeria – 1962 World Cup Qualifiers
Dejo Fayemi made it 2-1 on 50 minutes, but just six minutes later, the score was 4-1 and the game was over!