ROAD TO RUSSIA: 7 Memorable Super Eagles Pre-World Cup Friendlies Vs European Teams

0
69


The outstanding Shorunmu got injured and eventually missed the World Cup.

SCOTLAND 1-2 NIGERIA (2002)

This was the first time ever Scotland and Nigeria would meet at senior level.

The game was one of the Super Eagles’ friendly games towards the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup.

Played in Pittodrie in Aberdeen, Scotland took the lead through Christian Dailly in the seventh minute.

But a brace in the 40th and 69th minutes from Julius Aghahowa secured a 2-1 win for the Super Eagles.

IRELAND 1-2 NIGERIA (2002)

This was the Super Eagles’ last friendly game before they departed for the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup. It was the first meeting at senior level between both countries.

In action for Ireland who also used the game as tune-up for the 2002 World Cup were big stars Roy Keane, Robbie Keane, Shay Given, Ian Hart and Damien Duff.

A goal in each half by Julius Aghahowa and Efe Sodje in the 13th and 47th minutes respectively put the Eagles 2-0 up.

Steven Reid pulled a goal…



Read More…..Complete Sports