Nigeria Super Eagles Squad 2021, Team List and Roster
1. Maduka Okoye
2. Francis Uzoho
3. John Noble J. Noble
4. Adeleke Adekunle
Abia Warriors FC
5. Semi Ajayi S. Ajayi
West Bromwich Albion
6. Chidozie Awaziem
7. William Troost-Ekong
8. Leon Balogun
8. Zaidu Sanusi Z. Sanusi
9. Jamilu Collins J. Collins
SC Paderborn 07
10. Ola Aina
24 Fulham FC
11. Tyronne Ebuehi T. Ebuehi
Twente Enschede FC
12. Wilfred Ndidi W. Ndidi
13. Joe Aribo
14. Oghenekaro Etebo
15. Abdullahi Shehu
16. Henry Onyekuru
17. Ahmed Musa A. Musa
18. Anayo Iwuala
19. Samuel Chukwueze S. Chukwueze
20. Victor Osimhen
21. Paul Onuachu
22. Kelechi Iheanacho
23. Alex Iwobi
Nickname(s): Super Eagles
Association: Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation: CAF (Africa)
WAFU: (West Africa)
Head coach: Gernot Rohr (Germany)
Captain: Ahmed Musa
Home stadium: Moshood Abiola National Stadium
FIFA national code: NGA
The Super Eagles squad 2021, team list and roster
Club: Sparta Rotterdam
Maduka Okoye is a versatile goalkeeper who plays for Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam as a goalkeeper.
The Nigerian-born dutch football switched allegiance to the Super Eagles after Coach Gernot Rohr placed a call to him as measures to solve the county’s goalkeeping issues.
Born 28 August 1999, he started his career in Dusseldorf before his move in 2020 to Rotherham.
Okoye is currently in contention for the top goalkeeper spot in the National team although the coach of the side had dismissed claims of handing out the number one goalie to Maduka Okoye.
He is currently in the race for who gets the starting shirt in goal for Super Eagles.
2. Francis Uzoho
Francis Uzoho is a professional footballer who plays for APOEL in Cyprus as a goalkeeper. Uzoho played a part during the 2019 African cup of nations in Egypt.
He was in goal for Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Since then, he has been in goal for the super eagles. He is one of the competitors to Maduka Okoye and John Noble.
John Noble is a professional footballer who plays for Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba.
He was officially invited for the Super Eagles for the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers
Abia Warriors FC
Adeleke Adekunle is a professional footballer who plays for Abia Warriors FC.
His consistency was behind his surprise call up for the senior national team. He is also one Abia Warriors brightest players since the beginning of the 2021 football season in the country.
West Bromwich Albion
Semi Ajayi is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion and has previously played for Rotherham FC.
This season, he has contributed a lot to the survival of his club even as the Baggies face an uphill task in a bid to avoid relegation from the English Premier League after just one season.
Semi is one of the most important first-team players and was also the goalscorer for West Brom in a shock win over Liverpool in a league match.
Semi has also made contributions to the National team.
Chidozie Awaziem is a professional footballer who plays for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Boavista and is currently one of the most preferred options at the back.
Even though the competition had always been there for him, Awaziem has proven to be an intelligent player which has paved the way for his success so far for his club and country.
Awaziem started from small and is currently regarded as Nigeria promising talent and future Eagle.
Ekong plays for English Championship side Watford FC. He is currently one of the best in the first team and has barely missed a kick of the ball since moving to Watford this season.
Ekong is one of the most talented defenders in the Super Eagles setup. He is currently on his way to the Premier League with the Hornets.
Ekong’s brilliance earned him a permanent spot and a first-team shirt in the team.
Leon Aderemi Balogun
Aderemi Balogun plays for Rangers FC in the Scottish Premiership. He is currently a League Champion and a history maker with Rangers who clinched the league title off Celtic after several years of dominance.
He maintains a solid performance at his club and one of the mainstays of Rangers FC defence.
He also played for Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League.
Leaving Brighton for Rangers, Balogun added another medal to his cabinet after helping Rangers to lift the league in Scotland.
Zaidu is an outstanding defender and one of the fast-rising left-backs in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with Porto.
His brilliance was seen as Porto Eliminated Juventus from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Zaidu also played a solid role in the Super Eagles quest for qualification for the African Cup of Nations.
He is also expected to be in line for starting shirt when Nigeria begins preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the main event in Qatar.
He has continued to shine for his club and country.
SC Paderborn 07
Plays for FC Paderborn. Collins is also a bright star in the Super Eagles set up and has not failed to deliver whenever he is invited to the senior team.
Collins is not a new name when it comes to the team. As revealed, he is always ready to play for the team.
Ola Aina is one of the most gifted young defenders who choose to represent Nigeria despite promising offers from top European countries.
Aina has further established himself since making his move to Fulham in the Premier League.
He one of the fast-rising defenders.
Twente Enschede FC
Ebuehi is a professional footballer who plays for Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente as a defender.
Ebuehi was also in the Super Eagles squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also played a big role even though the country failed to advance to the next round of competition.
Ndidi is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League outfit Leicester City and the Nigerian National team.
He is currently one of the most respected defensive midfielders in the English league with the most tackles in a game.
The brilliance of the player has helped Leicester City dominate bigger teams in the division even with an average set of players.
He is one of the most talented in the Super Eagles squad since his invitation to the senior national team.
Ndidi has not failed to represent the national team except when he was injured.
Aribo is a central midfielder who plays for Scottish Premiership Champions Rangers.
His form was also a contributor as the Rangers overcame a long wait to lift yet again another Scottish league title.
Aribo forms a key part of the Nigeria team. He is one of the top players in the squad.
Etebo is a professional footballer who plays for Galatasaray SK in the Turkish Super Lig. Regarded as the free-kick specialist, Etebo is one of the best in the team.
Etebo has contributed a lot to the Super Eagles.
Shehu is a central midfielder and plays for Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus.
Henry Onyekuru is a professional footballer who plays for Galatasaray SK in the Turkish Super Lig.
The talented attacker declared his intentions to play for his country at times after a short time on the sidelines.
Onyekuru is a talented attacker and has helped Galatasaray to the league title in the past.
Ahmed Musa nicknamed the Rocket is currently without a club. He recently played for Al Nasr in the Saudi Arabia Professional League.
Musa is also the caption of the Super Eagles and has been a regular part of the Nigerian super eagles for the past couple of years.
He is known for his speed and accurate crosses.
Anayo Iwuala is a professional footballer who plays for Enyimba FC in the Nigerian Premier League.
He was invited for the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. He made his debut for the country against the Benin Republic.
Iwuala is currently one of the surprises in the current Super Eagles squad of 2021.
Samuel plays for Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga and has continued to be part of the Super Eagles.
Known for his dribbling abilities, Samuel Chukewze is one of the most promising talents in the National team.
He has enjoyed regular first-team shirt at Villarreal.
Victor Osimhen plays for Italian Serie A side Napoli. The promising attacker is currently one of the best goalscorers of the super eagles.
He finished joint top scorer of the just concluded African cup of nations Qualifiers alongside Patson Daka of Senegal.
Osimhen is also one of the key players at Serie A side Napoli who made him Nigeria’s most expensive signing.
Paul Onuachu is currently Nigeria’s best attacker in the whole of Europe with over 25 goals scored for his club Genk in the Belgian First Division A
His consistency has also attracted some notable clubs in Europe.
Onuachu justified his callup to the Super Eagles with an all-important two goals in the final AFCON Qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho in 2021.
Kelechi Iheanacho is a professional footballer who plays for Leicester City and the Super Eagles. Nicknamed Senior man Kels.
Iheanacho is currently the hottest Nigerian attacker in England.
Daniel Apkeyi is a professional footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League side Kaizer Chiefs and the Super Eagles.
He was a stronghold in goal for the Super Eagles at some point but the high number of competition in the goalkeeping department has made Apkeyi continue with his consistency.
He still has the opportunity to break into the squad.
Kevin plays for the german Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.
Omeruo is one of the core members of the Nigerian Super Eagles. He currently plays as a defender for Leganes.
He used to be a front runner but has since faced a lot of competition for a place in the team.
Mikel Ndubusi Agu
Vitoria Guimaraes (Portugal)
Mikel Agu is a professional footballer who plays for the Portuguese Primeira Liga side (Vitoria Guimaraes.
Moses Simon plays in the French Ligue 1 for FC Nantes. Simon is known for his goalscoring abilities and has found a way to make the final squad of the super eagles on several occasions.
Alexander Iwobi is one of the brightest stars of the Super Eagles. Plays as an attacker for English Premier League club Everton.
He is one of Nigeria promising talents. He is also one of the most consistent players this season.
Samuel Kalu is a professional footballer who plays for Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1.
Kalu also one of the bright stars of the Super Eagles.
Ejuke plays for Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow.
Cyriel Dessers plays for Belgian First Division A side Genk alongside red hot Paul Onuachu.
He currently enjoying his game with the Belgian outfit while waiting for another chance to represent his country at the international level.
Sebastian Osigwe is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Switzerland super league side FC Lugano.
Frank is a professional footballer who plays for Denmark super league club Midtjylland as a midfielder
Samson Tijani plays for Austrian Bundesliga club Hartberg as a midfielder.
Dennis was known for his impressive display against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League two years ago as his performance was too overwhelming for the Los Blancos defenders to handle.
He currently plays for FC Cologne in the Bundesliga. He is still one of the top stars to watch out for in the Nigerian setup.
Alampsu currently plays in Latvia for Ventspils.
Super Eagles engagement for the rest of 2021
The Eagles have qualifed for the 2022 African Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon.
Nigeria will continue with the World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 in a group consisting of Cape Verde, Central African Republic.
The Super Eagles may also play some friendly matches to fine-tune preparations for the all-important African World Cup Qualifying series.
Announcement will be made concerning the team’s fixtures.
Trophies and Achievements
FIFA World Cup
Round of 16: 1994, 1998, 2014
Olympics (Football): Gold medal: 1996
FIFA Confederations Cup
Continental (in Africa)
Africa Cup of Nations
Winners: 1980, 1994, 2013
African Nations Championship
All African Games (Football)
Gold medalists: 1973
Silver medalist: 1978
About The Nigerian Super Eagles
The Nigerian Super Eagles are the country’s senior national team, representing the country in any FIFA, CAF or anything football at senior level and are being controlled by the Nigerian Football Federation, the NFF.
The super eagles have had several records backing them since they entered the international scene, representing the most populous black nation on earth.
Nigeria Super Eagles started as a colony back in the days during the British rule as British Union Jack.
The start of the national team saw them play some quality friendly matches in England since the English were their colonial masters at that time.
The Super Eagles made a landmark achievement back in 1976 as they won the All African Games football gold medal.
Also, the team went on to win the African Cup of Nations in 1978, stamping Nigeria authority in African football. This was however achieved after the country gained independence from its colonial masters Britain.
One other remarkable achievement which has consistently kept the country’s name at the highest level was the winning of a gold medal during the 1996 Olympic Games in the city of Atlanta, United States.
Nigeria against all odds went all out to bring home the gold medal despite huge Competition from other teams from around the world including Brazil, England and Spain.
The country has also qualified for six of the last seven FIFA world cup, although the performance at the Mundial had never been at a high standard compared to other teams from Europe, Asia and South America.
Nigeria Super Eagles Kit Suppliers in history
Nigeria has had several kit suppliers in the past.
The Super Eagles have also had several designs with most notably coming off during the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia which saw the country being presented as the country with the best jersey.
Kit supplier Period Notes
Germany Erima 1980–1984
United Kingdom Admiral 1984–1987
Germany Adidas 1988–1994
United States Nike 1994–2002
Germany Adidas 2002–2014
The United States Nike 2015–present.
Super Eaglesagles Rivalries
In the course of the country’s reach football history, the country has several rivalries.
The black stars of ghana have been super eagles rivalries for a very long time.
Whenever the two teams meet, it is always considered a final because the two sides will play their hearts out.
Cameroon is another top rival. The country has stopped the super eagles from winning the African Cup of Nations in the past severally.
Nigeria lost in the finals of the African Cup of Nations to Cameroon three times in the past.
But in recent times, the super eagles have Triumphed over the Cameroonian side with the recent coming during the World Cup Qualifiers for Russia
This is a detailed overview of the Super Eagles current squad. We created this page to shows all personal information about the Nigerian players, including age, the club they play for, short biography of current value in the transfer market.
The Detailed overview also contains the history of the team ranging from kit suppliers, rivalries and trophies won in the past. It also contains the current Competition the team plays and current stance including position. You can also find the list of the technical crew.
Nigeria Super Eagles squad 2021, Team list & Roster