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…
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