Brian Idowu joined the extensive list of Nigerian players to score on their international debuts; here, we profile five of the best.
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John Ogu took his chance when it came with the Nigeria Super Eagles and exemplifies what patience and opportunism can achieve for some footballers.
Brian Idowu was born and raised in Russia, but represents Nigeria at international level. A World Cup on home soil will be special for the defender.
Five talking points following Nigeria's 4-2 victory over Argentina in an international friendly.
Nigeria's players and football federation signed a landmark agreement concerning the payment structure for World Cup bonuses on Tuesday.
Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria rallied to overturn a two-goal deficit and beat a strong Argentina team 4-2 on Tuesday.
Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from two goals down to thump Argentina 4-2 in Tuesday's friendly in Krasnodar.
Three things to look out for when Nigeria face Argentina in an international friendly on Tuesday.
We now know the identity of Africa's five teams in Russia, but what do they need to improve between now and next summer?
KweséESPN identify the five matches which ultimately decided Africa's World Cup qualifiers.
How did the Super Eagles fare in their final World Cup qualifier against Les Fennecs in Constantine?
Yacine Brahimi converted a late and controversial penalty to secure a 1-1 home draw for Algeria to deny Nigeria victory in the final qualifier.
Michael Emenalo may have left Chelsea, but his 10 years at the top has opened the door for other Africans to make their mark at Europe's big clubs.
Nigeria have called up Kenneth Omeruo and Olarenwaju Kayode to replace Ogenyi Onazi and Moses Simon for their final qualifier against Algeria.
After weeks of speculation, Tammy Abraham's future appears to have been decided following a maiden England call-up on Thursday.
Amaju Pinnick is determined that Nigeria will end their World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note away at Algeria next weekend.
For the first time, there is a goalkeeper who ticks the boxes as Nigeria goes in search of a shiny, new prodigy.
Francis Uzoho and Chidiebere Nwakali have been called up for Nigeria's upcoming fixtures against Algeria and Argentina.
FIFA have rebuffed the Zambian Federation's request for a review of the officiating during their national team's defeat by Nigeria.
Despite the new branding, the Nigeria Cup final concluded in familiar circumstances, as Akwa United defeated Niger Tornadoes in a penalty shootout.
Which of the NPFL's star players have enjoyed successful careers in Europe after impressing in the Nigerian top flight?
Ahmed Musa may be finding it tough to make a headway with the Foxes, but the striker appears to be making great strides elsewhere: in business.
The Anorthosis Famagusta man missed out on the 2014 World Cup, but he's established himself as a key man for the Super Eagles as Russia approaches.