Expectations are high that Nigeria will do well at the Russia 2018 World Cup which is less than 50 days away.

The appearance in Russia will be the sixth for Nigeria at the World Cup and the previous five have all had unforgettable moments; good and bad.

With Russia 2018 on our doorsteps, one of the official broadcaster StarTimes wants fans to remember Nigeria’s iconic football moments as the country prepares to take on the world in a few weeks.

It is in this light that Nigeria’s World Cup participation over the last 24 years through the eyes of a lifelong fan was chronicled in the short video.

Rashidi Yekini

It opens with a young boy watching the Super Eagles’ debut goal by Rashidi Yekini at USA ’94 with his father.

The video then chronicles Sunday Oliseh’s goal at France ’98 and Julius Aghahowa’s celebratory backflips at Korea/Japan 2002.


It is followed by the heartbreak of non-qualification for Germany 2006, the infamous Yakubu Aiyegbeni miss at South Africa 2010 and one of Ahmed Musa’s terrific goals against Argentina at Brazil 2014.

All these tournaments show various stages in the life of the character that is now in his 30s with a family of his own.

StarTimes will broadcast all 64 matches of the World Cup live and in HD

Watch the video here


Hopefully Russia will serve us more unforgettable World Cup moments.