Nigeria

Known by the nickname ‘Super Eagles’, Nigeria will be making their fourth appearance at the WAFU Nations Cup.

They were part of the eight-team field at the cancelled inaugural tournament in Ivory Coast before hosting the event twice in succession in 2010 and 2011, finishing as champions in the former and runners-up in the latter.

This year Nigeria will face Sierre Leone in the opening knockout round and look to advance into the group stage alongside the region’s heavyweights.

Listed 38th on FIFA’s official world rankings, the Super Eagles’ locally-based side was given a tough working over by Benin in the teams’ two-legged qualifying tie for the 2018 African Nations Championship, and they will be determined to prove themselves in the 2017 edition of the WAFU Nations Cup.

Team Squad

NAME MP MIN G Y R
GOALKEEPER
1 Ikechukwu Ezenwa 5 450 0 0 0
DEFENDER
0 Abanum Destiny Ashadi 1 (1) 80 0 0 0
5 Akas Uche Chima 5 450 0 0 0
4 Emmanuel Ariwachukwu 3 (1) 320 0 1 0
9 Olalekan Afeez Aremu 6 540 0 0 0
12 Samuel Mathias 2 (2) 161 0 0 0
MIDFIELDER
18 Okpotu Anthony 5 (1) 393 1 0 0
0 Aniyikaye Adeleye Olamilekan 5 400 0 1 0
0 Daniel James 1 90 0 0 0
17 Friday Ubong John 4 (1) 311 0 1 0
14 Gabriel Okechukwu 1 (5) 180 0 0 0
10 Ifeanyi Ifeanyi 6 512 0 2 0
15 Kingsley Eduwo 3 (1) 219 0 0 0
6 Moses Osadebamwen Okoro 6 540 1 0 0
0 Oladele Muniru Ajiboye 1 90 0 0 0
16 Peter Eneji Moses 3 (3) 361 2 1 0
11 Rabiu Ali 5 (1) 483 2 0 0
3 Stephen Eze 4 360 0 1 0
Statistics
WAFU CUP OF NATIONS 2017 TEAM RECORD
  MP W D L GF GA GD Y R PTS
OVERALL RECORD 6 3 2 1 6 4 2 0 0 11
HOME RECORD 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 3
AWAY RECORD 5 2 2 1 4 4 0 6 0 8
LAST 10
LAST 10: 10 5 3 2 13 6 8 0 0 18
LAST 10 HOME: 3 3 0 0 8 0 8 1 0 9
LAST 10 AWAY: 7 2 3 2 5 6 0 6 0 9
Latest Fixtures & Results
HOME RESULTS AWAY DATE VENUE MATCHES
Ghana 4 - 1 Nigeria 24 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Benin 0 - 1 Nigeria 21 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Ghana 0 - 2 Nigeria 18 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
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