The World Cup kicked off yesterday and while we’ve not forgiven the person who lied to us about Wizkid performing, we are pretty excited about Nigeria’s first match tomorrow. So we made a quick list of each player because if you live on Twitter liked I do you’ll think the only members of the Nigerian team are Iwobi, Moses and Mikel Obi.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Goalkeeper
Ezenwa currently plays for Enyimba International F.C.
Daniel Akpeyi – Goalkeeper
Akpeyi plays for Chippa United.
Francis Uzoho – Goalkeeper
Uzoho plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña as a goalkeeper and is apparently the youngest member of the team at just 19 years of age.
Alex Iwobi – Forward
Asides from being a professional fine boy Iwobi plays as a forward for Premier League club Arsenal.
Simeon Nwankwo – Forward
Nwankwo plays as a forward for Italian club Crotone.
Kelechi Iheanacho – Forward
Iheanacho plays for Premier League club Leicester City
Ahmed Musa – Forward
Musa plays as a forward for English team Leicester City.
Odion Ighalo – Forward
Ighalo plays as a striker for Chinese club Changchun Yatai.
Victor Moses – Forward
Moses plays as a winger for Premier League club Chelsea
Bryan Idowu – Defender
Who knew Iwobi wasn’t the only fine boy on the team. Russian-Nigerian professional football player Idowu chose to play for the Nigerian team.
Leon Balogun – Defender
Balogun is a German-born Nigerian professional football defender who plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Shehu Abdullahi – Defender
Abdullahi plays for Turkish side Bursaspor
Chidozie Awaziem – Defender
Awaziem plays for French club FC Nantes on loan from FC Porto as a central defender.
Elderson Echiejile – Defender
Echiejile plays for Belgian club Cercle Brugge K.S.V. as a left back.
William Troost-Ekong – Defender
Troost-Ekong plays as a centre back for Turkish club Bursaspor.
Kenneth Omeruo – Defender
Omeruo plays as a defender for Kasımpaşa on loan from English club Chelsea.
Tyronne Ebuehi – Defender
The second youngest player on the team, Ebuehi plays for Portuguese club Benfica.
Wilfred Ndidi – Midfielder
Ndidi like Musa also plays for Premier League club Leicester City.
Joel Obi – Midfielder
Obi plays as a midfielder for Italian club Torino.
Oghenekaro Etebo – Midfielder
Etebo plays as a midfielder for Stoke City.
Ogenyi Onazi – Midfielder
Onazi plays as a central midfielder for Turkish club Trabzonspor.
John Ogu – Midfielder
Ogu plays as a central midfielder for the Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Mikel John Obi – Midfielder
Everyone’s favourite, John Obi plays as a midfielder for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.