Classic Match

AFCON 2000 Final: The day Nigeria suffers daylight robbery

It seemed victory was here. It looked like this was theirs to lose. The nearly 60,000 roaring Nigerian crowd could feel the warm glow of the much-needed, pride-restoring revenge against…

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Nigeria v Tunisia 2004

Classic Match: Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia (February 11, 2004)

Four of the first five penalties went away from the ‘keeper, to his right; the only one that didn’t was Odemwingie’s, the one that was saved

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Nigeria 4-3 Brazil

Classic Match: Nigeria 4-3 Brazil (July 31, 1996)

Brazil were seen as the benchmark for football, so beating them, 1996, was a monumental achievement that sparked mass delirium

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Dammam Miracle

Dammam Miracle: reliving one of Nigeria’s greatest matches

The stadium erupted into bedlam. Noise took the air as the arena shook in fitting response to what it had just witnessed. A miracle.

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