Nigeria has scored 16 goals in all their world cup appearances since their first qualification in 1994 .
Noteworthy is that 12 different players have scored all the goals. 8 players scored one goal each and 4 scored 2 goals each. of all those who have emerged top scorers (with 2 goals) none has scored in two different world cups, all their two goals came in one edition of the world cup in which the player participated. Only in USA 1994 have we had 2 players score two goals i.e. Emmanuel Amuneke in the match ((Nigeria vs Bulgaria) and (Nigeria vs Italy)) and Daniel Amokachi. in the match (Nigeria vs Bulgaria) and (Nigeria vs Greece)
READ ALSO – NAIJA OYINBOS
The other two players are Kalu Uche and Ahmed Musa.
Kalu Uche scored his two goals in the tournament held in South Africa 2010 in the match (Nigeria vs Greece) and (Nigeria vs South Korea) while former Kano Pillars and league’s highest goal scorer Ahmed Musa scored his brace during the last world cup in Brazil 2014 in a high tempo match (Nigeria vs Argentina)
Ahmed Musa is the only player in the Super Eagles squad currently that can increase his tally in Russia, Amuneke, Amokachi and Uche have since resigned from international football.
So can Ahmed Musa become the FIRST NIGERIAN TO SCORE IN 2 DIFFERENT WORLD CUPS?
READ ALSO – SEGUN ODEGBAMI DESERVES AN APOLOGY FROM FIFA!!!
And can he become the highest goalscorer in the history of Nigeria’s world cup participation
FOLLOW US ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Twitter – @sportsdiscuz
Facebook – sportsdiscourse
Instagram – sportsdiscourse