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Nigeria Super Falcons, Who Is The Best Ever?



Asisat Oshoala is on track to becoming the greatest Nigerian female footballer

Nigeria has a long history of producing talented female footballers, with the national team, the Super Falcons, being one of the most successful in Africa. Here are 4 of Nigeria’s best female footballers:

Mercy Akide in action For Nigeria

1. Mercy Akide: Akide is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s greatest female footballers. She played for the national team between 1995 and 2004, scoring 42 goals in 87 appearances. Akide was a key member of the team that won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 1998 and 2000.

2. Perpetua Nkwocha: Nkwocha is Nigeria’s all-time top scorer in women’s football, with 80 goals in 99 appearances for the national team. She played for the Super Falcons between 2000 and 2015, winning four Women’s Africa Cup of Nations titles and reaching the quarterfinals of the 2004 Olympic Games.

Perpetua Nkwocha

3. Asisat Oshoala: Oshoala is one of Nigeria’s most talented and successful female footballers. She has won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations three times with the Super Falcons and was named African Women’s Footballer of the Year four times. Oshoala has also played for top clubs in Europe, including Liverpool, Arsenal, and Barcelona.

Asisat Oshoala in action for Barcelona Femini

4. Desire Oparanozie: Oparanozie is a prolific striker who has scored 22 goals in 45 appearances for the Super Falcons. She has won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations twice and has played for top clubs in France, Germany, and Turkey.

Desire Oparanozie


Nigeria’s Greatest Footballers of All Time | Latest List



If you’re an avid football lover, chances are that you’d have been involved in the argument of who’s the greatest ever Nigerian footballer, however Nigeria has produced a number of great footballers over the years and we’d be doing them injustice if we have to select one and leave out the rest out of the bunch of the Super Eagles legends who have adorned the Green and White since our first appearance in. Here are 7 of the most notable footballers to ever grace the Nigerian national team.

  1. Jay-Jay Okocha: Considered by many to be Nigeria’s greatest ever player, Okocha was a creative midfielder who possessed incredible dribbling skills and a lethal shot. He played for several top clubs in Europe, including Paris Saint-Germain and Bolton Wanderers.
  2. Nwankwo Kanu: A tall and elegant striker, Kanu won numerous titles with Ajax, Inter Milan, and Arsenal during his career. He also scored the winning goal in the 1996 Olympic final, helping Nigeria win their first ever gold medal in football.
  3. Rashidi Yekini: Yekini was one of Africa’s most prolific goalscorers in the 1990s. He scored Nigeria’s first-ever goal at the World Cup in 1994 and finished as the tournament’s joint-top scorer.
  4. Segun Odegbami: Odegbami was a talented winger who played for Nigeria in the 1970s and 1980s. He helped the team win the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations and was named the tournament’s best player.
  5. Austin “Jay-Jay” Eguavoen: Eguavoen was a versatile defender who played for Nigeria in the 1990s. He was a member of the team that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and also played at the 1994 World Cup.
  6. Vincent Enyeama: Enyeama is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to come out of Africa. He played for Nigeria at three World Cups and won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.
  7. Sunday Oliseh: Oliseh was a talented midfielder who played for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup. He scored a stunning long-range goal in the team’s opening game against Spain and helped Nigeria reach the second round.
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Victor Osimhen: Nigeria’s Golden Boy



Osimhen is currently Seria A’s top scorer with 21 goals and 5 assists

Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He was born on December 29, 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria. Osimhen’s rise to success is a remarkable story that has captured the attention of many football fans around the world.Osimhen’s football career started in Lagos, where he played for the Ultimate Strikers Academy. In 2015, he caught the attention of scouts from the FIFA U-17 World Cup team, and he was invited to join the Nigerian U-17 squad that went on to win the tournament, scoring 10 goals and earning the Golden Boot award for being the tournament’s top scorer.After the tournament, Osimhen was signed by German club Wolfsburg, but he struggled to make an impact in his first season due to injury. He was subsequently loaned out to Belgian clubs Charleroi and Sporting Charleroi, where he scored a total of 20 goals in 36 appearances.In August 2019, Osimhen signed for French club Lille for a reported fee of €12 million. He made an immediate impact, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances in his debut season, and helping Lille finish fourth in Ligue 1. His performances earned him the Marc-Vivien Foé award for the best African player in Ligue 1. In July 2020, Osimhen joined Italian club Napoli for a reported fee of €70 million, becoming the most expensive African player ever. He has continued to impress in Italy, scoring important goals for Napoli in the Serie A and Europa League competitions. Overall, Osimhen’s rise to success has been fueled by his natural talent, hard work, and dedication to his craft. His impressive performances have earned him recognition as one of the most promising young strikers in world football, and he is widely regarded as a future star of the Nigerian national team. The 2022/23 season has seen him rise even further to a new level leading his team Napoli to the top of the league and are currently in pole-position to win the league title for the first time in three decades, he has ammased 25 goals and 5 assists in 29 games so far this season and is the league’s top scorer. With a valuation of €100m by Transfermkt, Osimhen is regarded as one of the most valuable players in world football at the moment and big teams around Europe have already started lining up to land his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.

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