Nigeria: The underachieving African football giant

Nigeria one of Africa’s greatest footballing nation and has produced some of the best talents on the continent including Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

Among notable players to have turned out for the Super Eagles include Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Joe Aribo. Others are Samuel Chukwueze, William Troost-Ekong and Paul Onuachu.

But despite the abundance of such obscene talents, Nigeria has won the coveted Africa Cup of Nations only twice in history; in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

On those occasions, they overcame great odds as they claimed continental glory.

In 1980, Eagles won their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations in the best of ways on home soil.

They had to wait 14 years later when Clemens Westerhoef guided them to their second title in Tunisia.

Super Eagles won people’s hearts with their outstanding performances in Tunisia to claim their second AFCON title,

The 2013 team was managed by former Super Eagles skipper Stephen Keshi who tinkered a pool of rookies in South Africa.

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