Since coming on board in 2016, the Super Eagles have played some exciting and some dour matches under German coach Gernot Rohr. The NationSport lists here recalls some of the Super Eagles’ outstanding and worst matches under the former Bayern Munich defender…
ARGENTINA 2-4 NIGERIA
The Super Eagles came back from two goals down to beat the Albicesletes 4-2 at the Stadion FK Krasnodar in Russia on November 14, 2017.Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi’s double and Brian Idowu’s delightful goal ensured Gernot Rohr and his men got a big win.
NIGERIA 4-0 CAMEROON
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroonians came into the 2018 World Cup Qualifier played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on September 1, 2017 as African Champions but were dazed 4-0 through the goals of Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho.
BRAZIL 1-1 NIGERIA
The Selecao are powerhouse in world football but it didn’t take debutant Joe Aribo much time to stamp his authority by scoring the curtain raiser at the National Stadium, Singapore on October 13, 2019 in the 35th minute but Real Madrid’s Casemiro equalised for Brazil in the 48th minute.
NIGERIA 2-0 ICELAND
Ahmed Musa’s double at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd against Iceland on June 22, 2018 was the Super Eagles only win at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
NIGERIA 3-1 ALGERIA
Desert Foxes were Africa’s most ranked team when they visited the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on November 12, 2016 but they walked away like a weather-beaten dogs with a 3-1 spanking as the Super Eagles consolidate their strong start to the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers after the 2-1 away win against Zambia.
MADAGASCAR 2-0 NIGERIA
Despite consecutive victories over Burundi and Guinea in their opening two games at the 2019 AFCON,the Super Eagles shockingly lost 2-0 to lowly Barea of Madagascar at the Alexandria Stadium on June 30, 2019.
NIGERIA 0-2 SOUTH AFRICA
After the Super Eagles strong start to the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers , Nigerians were expecting another roller coaster against the Bafana Bafana in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier MatchDay One but they got the shock of their lives at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on June 10, 2017 as Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau goals gave Bafana a rare win.
NIGERIA 0-2 SERBIA
The Eagles were far from best against the Serbian in one of their build ups to the Russia 2018 World Cup played at the Hive Stadium, London on March 27, 2018 and they were subsequent beaten 2-0 without much fight.
NIGERIA 1-1 DR CONGO
A disappointing draw against DR Congo in their final friendly game at home before departing for Russia was played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on May 28, 2018.William Troost-Ekong nodded home the opening goal early in the game but were pegged after Ben Malango scored from the spot for the visitors.
NIGERIA 0-0 ZIMBABWE
It was the Eagles’ final friendly game before leaving for Egypt for the 2019 AFCON but they left much to be desired with a distasteful goalless draw against the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on June 8, 2019.