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Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Jokerman(m): 6:14pm On Apr 01, 2020
chiboy1116:
Argentina won the WC B4 maradona started playing for them , they got the the finals B4 then , they had great players like kempes , Menotti , do Stefano( he didn't play much games for them though) . A team that got to the WC finals twice B4 maradona started playing for them and had won the Copa America like 7 times B4 Diego started ? Dude take a chill pill Armando is probably their greatest footballer but the albicelestes have been on the fucking football map since the 1930's

Oga Maradona made Argentina a country to reckon with in football
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 6:15pm On Apr 01, 2020
AkpaMgbor:

Are you Nigerians naturally born and bred in rudeness? Can't you just make your point without showing your ill brought up background? Who told you I'm a Chelsea fan of all clubs?!

Sorry if I sound rude..just get angry when people compare Mikel to kanu nwankwo.
They are just in the same class.
Once again. I'm sorry

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Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Jokerman(m): 6:16pm On Apr 01, 2020
ElasticStone:


Bro, let's be sincere. Push sentiment aside.

Messi has taken his country to world cup finals. Be honest. Aint that something?

For me, I think second in world cup is more respectable than 1st in continent. Please give it to him. Messi has tried. Haba!

Lol... How is 2nd in world cup better than 2nd on continent.. lol...

So El Hadji diouf heroics at 2002 world cup is better than Samuel eto nation's cup truimp??
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Jokerman(m): 6:18pm On Apr 01, 2020
oluwaahmed:


Bro sorry I forgot to mention Yak. My point is that strikers have never been our problem (until recently tho). Those strikers I mentioned have delivered for Nigeria in local/African parlance like yekini. However those guys have scored more than yekini at club level during their time. Are u seriously gona say YAK & OBAGOAL were dwarfed by yekini? Common bro.

Yekini bros,>>>>>>> Yak + Obagoal
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by ElasticStone(m): 6:21pm On Apr 01, 2020
Jokerman:


Lol... How is 2nd in world cup better than 2nd on continent.. lol...

So El Hadji diouf heroics at 2002 world cup is better than Samuel eto nation's cup truimp??

Diouf did not support his heroics with other accomplishments na. Compare Zidane with Samuel eto and see how it will look like.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 6:27pm On Apr 01, 2020
OkpaNsukkaisBae:





nothing special about mikel's career.


have you heard about 1996 olympics?

kanu literally destroyed brazil in the semi final.
A brazil 1996 olympic squad that had the likes of , roberto carloz , rivaldo , ronaldinho , ronaldo de lima(el fenomeno) and juninho .



Or when a 32 year old kanu led portsmouth to the fa cup final against cardif city. scored the winning goal.


or a 17 year old kanu winning the fifa under 17 world cup in 1993 , scoring five goals plus five assist?


there's no way a sensible football fan will compare kanu to mikel.

goals?
assist?
chance created?
individual trophy?
team trophy?



It's annoying and disrespectful for anyone to compare Mikel obi to nwankwo kanu. They are not in the same level at all.
Kanu nwankwo is gifted with techniques and skills no African footballer can match till date. He play football with ease and make a difficult goal look easy.

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Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by L1lma(f): 6:31pm On Apr 01, 2020
Still searching on google
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by robosky02(m): 6:32pm On Apr 01, 2020
pek:
Op, your top shows when you started watching football. So, I won't begrudge you. That said, it is ridiculous finding Mikel there. Did you do your research well or was it down to ignorance that you wrote that Philip Osondu played with Kanu at Japan 93? Unbelievable.



I no be indomie generation


When I begin watch football ehh you go fear


Mikel was mentioned first doesn't mean its that order
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by robosky02(m): 6:44pm On Apr 01, 2020
OkpaNsukkaisBae:





nothing special about mikel's career.


have you heard about 1996 olympics?

kanu literally destroyed brazil in the semi final.
A brazil 1996 olympic squad that had the likes of , roberto carloz , rivaldo , ronaldinho , ronaldo de lima(el fenomeno) and juninho .



Or when a 32 year old kanu led portsmouth to the fa cup final against cardif city. scored the winning goal.


or a 17 year old kanu winning the fifa under 17 world cup in 1993 , scoring five goals plus five assist?


there's no way a sensible football fan will compare kanu to mikel.

goals?
assist?
chance created?
individual trophy?
team trophy?







Without doubt I think KANU Nwankwo deserved to be Nigeria's Greatest


1. He was the key man in U17 when we won the cup......Japan 1993

2. He destroyed Brazil at Atlanta 96 to put Nigeria on the global map.....when Nigeria became the first African team to win Olympics goal


3.He was the first Nigerian big player to play in the EPL ....remember the Arsenal invincible


4. Mehn the guy was graced ...two times African football



5 At a point the most decorated player in the whole of africa

Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by robosky02(m): 6:57pm On Apr 01, 2020
deltateam:


Op you know the answer to your question but it seems this lock down has made you create a thread.

Without any iota of DOUBT, Papillo remains the best.

His singular act at Atlanta '96 was phenomenal.
He single handedly took the team's fate in his hands and dribbled both Brazil and Argentina.
He secured an equaliser and sealed a desired WIN for us.



Omo no be lock down matter


It was omokachi the bull comment..... He said Mikel is the greatest? So wanted to know who really is the greatest?


Check any where it happens you will see.... A tall guy from Nigeria as key figure of the team

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Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:07pm On Apr 01, 2020
gibzzhd:

kanu was 2x African best and more titles than Mikel.Many of you forget he was nominated for ballon d'or and finished 4th in 1996.
na lie go kill u no be only fourth
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:11pm On Apr 01, 2020
Unconquerable:
The answer is not straightforward because there isn't any outstanding player who dominated individually, clubwise and nationally. Mikel won for club and country but was never voted African best player. Kanu won for club and also African best player twice but never won the nations cup. Okocha won the nations cup but won nothing for club or individually. Yekini was an outstanding goalscorer but never played for any top club. In Cameroon Etoo has no comparison because he won everything.
mikel came second in 2013
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by pek(m): 7:22pm On Apr 01, 2020
robosky02:




I no be indomie generation


When I begin watch football ehh you go fear


Mikel was mentioned first doesn't mean its that order
Mikel has no business in the top ten. Where is Amunike? Thunder Balogun? So Philip Osundo played with Kanu in Japan 1993? Incredible.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:25pm On Apr 01, 2020
Joshrob:


You're deluded Chelsea fans..you don't know anything.
You never watch kanu nwankwo play football.
The only trophy kanu nwankwo did not have is the Africa Nations cup and the world cup. Every other competition he played in,he has won them. From Netherlands to Italy and England.
Mikel is never close to kanu nwankwo,get your fact right.
Open the link to read more
https://www.transfermarkt.com/nwankwo-kanu/erfolge/spieler/3133
arsenal fans no go make us rest ,apart frm the u17 and olympics what did kanu do in the senior national team,86 app 12 goals no single in 6 afcon app no single goal in three wc app'it funny hw u guys keep going back to what he did in 90s because really didnt do much in d 200s,even during arsenal invincible he was not give the epl winners medal ,he did not play upto five games dat season ,am sure u also knw dat kanu holds the record of the third substituted in player in the epl during is era,he came off the bench the most of d time
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Zanas: 7:27pm On Apr 01, 2020
chiboy1116:
u need Google den . Awon old man football follower
I don't need Google to tell me about a man I watched live over three world cups and almost his entire club career. Maradona was a proper 10, the fact he liked bombing forward to join the attack doesn't make him a forward. Frank lampard is another midfielder that likes attacking, he was so prolific that he is now Chelsea's highest goalscorer of all time. Does that make lampard a forward?
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:29pm On Apr 01, 2020
Joshrob:


Don't mind them. The just wake up and start watching Chelsea and think they know football.
Kanu is far the best ever Nigerian footballer in every aspect you want to take your argument to.
let take our arguement to goal scoring,was kanu a regular started
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Unconquerable: 7:29pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
mikel came second in 2013
Second is not first. Etoo came first four times, so did Yaya Youre.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:33pm On Apr 01, 2020
Unconquerable:
Second is not first. Etoo came first four times, so did Yaya Youre.
go back and read ur post
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:33pm On Apr 01, 2020
Unconquerable:
Second is not first. Etoo came first four times, so did Yaya Youre.
go back and read ur first post
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Jp4life(m): 7:34pm On Apr 01, 2020
kanu nwankwa
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by robosky02(m): 7:36pm On Apr 01, 2020
pek:
Mikel has no business in the top ten. Where is Amunike? Thunder Balogun? So Philip Osundo played with Kanu in Japan 1993? Incredible.

Ok
Name your top ten.....
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 7:37pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
let take our arguement to goal scoring,was kanu a regular started

Kanu is a joker...he might not be a regular starter but he's an important player in his team.
Do you think Mikel would have start in the teams and squad kanu nwankwo played in(both national team and club)
Mikel won't even make the bench
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 7:41pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
arsenal fans no go make us rest ,apart frm the u17 and olympics what did kanu do in the senior national team,86 app 12 goals no single in 6 afcon app no single goal in three wc app'it funny hw u guys keep going back to what he did in 90s because really didnt do much in d 200s,even during arsenal invincible he was not give the epl winners medal ,he did not play upto five games dat season ,am sure u also knw dat kanu holds the record of the third substituted in player in the epl during is era,he came off the bench the most of d time

Ah.. it's obvious you started watching football when mourinho started coaching Chelsea.
Go and check the invisible medal list if you will not see kanu nwankwo name there.
He came off the bench and do the magic, he's a joker and an important player in the team.
You're very funny.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:43pm On Apr 01, 2020
theDEVILisHERE:
Okocha remains the greatest
He excelled as a super eagles player, and is respected worldwide for his club performance even more than those who won trophies
Remains a well known star in every country he played
His performance is a worldwide spectacle

Kanu only did well at age grade
was a poor super eagles player

Mikel had a poor club carrier, never excelled as an individual star club wise


Okocha it is, no contest
u just hit the nail on d head abt kanu dad dude is overated by nigerians,
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:46pm On Apr 01, 2020
Joshrob:


Ah.. it's obvious you started watching football when mourinho started coaching Chelsea.
Go and check the invisible medal list if you will not see kanu nwankwo name there.
He came off the bench and do the magic, he's a joker and an important player in the team.
You're very funny.
which invicible medal list maybe the one u created,u better go and google it
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 7:48pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
which invicible medal list maybe the one u created,u better go and google it

Go and check it..I check recently was even surprise clinchy too was among.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:49pm On Apr 01, 2020
Joshrob:


Kanu is a joker...he might not be a regular starter but he's an important player in his team.
Do you think Mikel would have start in the teams and squad kanu nwankwo played in(both national team and club)
Mikel won't even make the bench
u are very funny as if kanu himsele was a starter at arsenal,mikel wont make the team kanu played in nigeria and yet he is ahead of most of d players kanu played with at the national team
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Emumakpo: 7:53pm On Apr 01, 2020
Sunday Oliseh
Taribo West
Oruma
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by michealoluwaseyi(m): 7:53pm On Apr 01, 2020
Joshrob:


It's annoying and disrespectful for anyone to compare Mikel obi to nwankwo kanu. They are not in the same level at all.
Kanu nwankwo is gifted with techniques and skills no African footballer can match till date. He play football with ease and make a difficult goal look easy.
u are right pls remind me hw many wc and nations cup goal these ur tech and skilks kanu scored arsenal fans no go kill person
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 7:56pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
u are very funny as if kanu himsele was a starter at arsenal,mikel wont make the team kanu played in nigeria and yet he is ahead of most of d players kanu played with at the national team
So Mikel would have benched JJ or Sunday oliseh..
Or he will bench viera, Gilberto Silva and petit.
Mikel is an average footballer, that's why he's not recognized in African even with all the trophy he won.
Kanu nwankwo is a legend and highly recognized anywhere in the world football.
Even in the last world cup he was recognized by FIFA.

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Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by Joshrob(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2020
michealoluwaseyi:
u are right pls remind me hw many wc and nations cup goal these ur tech and skilks kanu scored arsenal fans no go kill person

I don't have to tell you anything.. FIFA and CAF still recognize him as a legend.
He doesn't have anything to prove to you.
Re: Who Is Really Nigeria's Greatest Footballer? by pek(m): 8:04pm On Apr 01, 2020
AkpaMgbor:

In terms of achievement both club and country nobody even comes close to Mikel...that's fact and stats.
Stop disgracing your village people.

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