Super Eagles Team of the Decade

The Super Eagles team of the Decade simply comprises players that have done remarkably well for Nigeria Super Eagles between the calendar year of 2009 to the current calendar year of 2019.
After proper evaluation and assessment of valid performances, Olamide Sunday Oyetunji was able to come out with this reputation Starting Eleven.
Vincent Enyeama - The former Lille goalie is not doubt one of the best the country will ever produce with some very tantalizing performances with the period of ups and downs in Nigerian Football. 'EnyeaMagnet' and was named Man of the match twice at the 2010 World Cup against Argentina and Greece even in defeat. 
Enyeama was dependable in 2013 when Nigeria overcame all odds to win the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and was subsequently named in the final three of the prestigious African Footballer of the Year.
Efe Ambrose - Though not a favourite of many Super Eagles fans but Efe Ambrose played in an era where there was little competition at the right side of the defence and was able to make the position his own.
Ambrose was drafted into the position after some experimental start to the 2013 title triumph and he was able to rise to the responsibility and was accurately named in the team of the tournament while one must also appreciate his aerial ability offensively.
Elderson Echiejile - Just like Efe Ambrose, Elderson took over from Taye Taiwo in 2010 and was a one man warrior on the left for a long time. According to tournament statistics in 2013, Elchiejile covered more ground than any other player in South Africa 2013 with his flying header at the Semi-Final against Mali one of the best Super Eagles goals in recent memory. 
The former Monaco player went to three FIFA World Cup for Nigeria( South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018).
Kenneth Omeruo - Came out of nowhere to dislodge Joseph Yobo at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and haven't look back with two FIFA World Cup appearance on his curriculum vitae.
'Josiah' can boast of contending and stopping Didier Drogba, Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani and many others.

Joseph Yobo - Joseph Yobo is the joint most capped Super Eagles player alongside Vincent Enyeama. The former Everton defender wrapped a reputation international career by lifting the Africa Cup of Nations and was also able to play at three World Cups.
John Obi Mikel - No wonder some refer to him as boy wonder, the ex-Chelsea destroyer put passion and patriotism into culture between 2013 to 2018 as he was also unlucky to lose the African Footballer of the year award to Yaya Toure in 2013 before some agile performances at the FIFA Confederations Cup later that year.

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Mikel won later captain Nigeria's Olympic Eagles to a bronze medal position in 2016 before finally bowing out at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year with third career AFCON bronze medal.

Sunday Mba - One of the most bizarre footballer to ever play for Nigeria, the Stephen Keshi Africa Cup of Nations story won't be complete without the reconning of some home-bred and Sunday Mba top the list.
Scored a significant winner against Ivory Coast at the Quarter Final stage before differentiating between Nigeria and Burkina Faso at the Grand finale.
Ahmed Musa - Underrated sometimes but very regular since his debut against Sierra Leone in 2010 before going on to highlight two FIFA World Cups with the total of four goals and most for a Nigerian international in the history of the global mundial. The current Super Eagles captain have represented Nigeria more than 85 times.
Victor Moses - His impact was felt when he left especially as he always carry the team on his shoulder and his debut tournament was captivated by the Fair Play player of the tournament accolade.
When things becomes tougher and complicated, Moses always provide alternatives through his extravagant dribble that always attract foul inside the 18 yard box.
Emmanuel Emenike - Got his name on the scorers sheet in the scandalous 4-1 friendly win over Argentina in Abuja but made his selection over Ikechukwu Uche justified when he won the Golden boot of the 2013 AFCON. The former West Ham striker was really harmful to oppositions with his physical strength and top speed.
Odion Ighalo - Jude couldn't translate his club form when playing for country for a long time and things got complicated when his World Cup wasted chances was responsible for the Group stage elimination at Russia 2018 but Manager Gernot Rohr kept faith in him and it manifested when firstly scored more goals than anyone for Nigeria to return to the African continental football festival before repeating the same feat again in Egypt for Nigeria to finish third in a 24 teams edition.
By Olamide Oyetunji

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