Guys, Do You Remember When Nigeria Ruled The World?? (photos)

By 05:45 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 Comments

The 2016 Olympics takes place next month in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil, but how many of us can remember when Nigeria ruled the world?

Nigeria competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The most surprising achievement was Nigeria's gold medal win in football. The team overcame what are usually considered much stronger teams, such as Brazil and finally Argentina to earn the gold.

The team that achieved this feat were made up of:

Abiodun Obafemi, Augustine Okocha, Celestine Babayaro, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke, Emmanuel Babayaro, Garba Lawal, Joseph Dosu, Nwankwo Kanu, Kingsley Obiekwu, Mobi Obaraku, Uche Mbamaonyeukwu, Sunday Oliseh, Taribo West, Teslim Fatusi, Tijani Babangida, Victor Ikpeba, and Wilson Oruma.

Since then no Nigerian soccer team has been able to achieve this milestone, but will there be a repeat of history next month? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, see more photos of the history making Eagles after the cut.



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