The death of the former Super Eagles captain Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has reduced the 22-man squad that brought glory to Nigeria in 1994 to 17-man squad. 70 per cent of the remaining members of the team are all coaches, but Nigerians may not know much about them.
While they hope that one day the government shall redeem the promises made to them, Sports Intelligence brings to you the remaining members of the golden team, and informing you with what they currently do. Read on.
Peter Rufai was the first choice goalkeeper in 1994, born August 24, 1963, age is 52 years. He currently manages a goalkeeper school in Spain.
Austin Eguavoen was a defender in the squad, born August 19, 1965 and is aged 50. He is currently a football coach have had a stint with three national teams of Nigeria. He is in charge of Gombe United now.
Ben Iroha was a left-back defender in the 1994 squad, born November 29,1969 aged 46. He is a coach had a stint as an assistant coach with U-17 team. He is currently a staff with Hearthland Owerri.
Uche Okechukwu was popularly known as “gentle jack” he was a defender in the squad, born 27 September, 1967 age 48. There are unconfirmed speculation about him that he lives permanently in Turkey where he is a citizen.
Pastor Chidi Nwanu was a defender in the squad, born January 1, 1967 aged 49 years. Nwanu is currently a pastor in Prophetic and Deliverance Ministry and based in the United State.
Finidi George was a forward player in the squad then, born April 15, 1971 age 45 . He is a coach but never got any assignment with any national side even though he indicated interest in such.
Austin Jay-Jay Okocha was an attacking midfielder and a master-dribbler in the squad then Born August 14, 1973 aged 42. He is a business man and has shown interest in football administration. He joined the Delta FA and was contested to be the chairman.
Emmanuel Amuneke was a left-winger in the squad, born December 25, 1970 aged 45. He is one of Africa’s most qualified Coaches and have had a stint with the national team of Nigeria. He is currently the U-20 coach of Nigeria.
Samson Siasia was a striker in the squad, born August 14, 1967. Siasia is a coach and has handled the national teams of Nigeria at the age-grade and senior national team level. He is currently the u-23 national team coach leading the team to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Emeka Ezeogu was a midfielder in the squad then, born August 8, 1967 aged 48. He is currently a coach and has had coaching jobs in India, USA and is currently in Abia Warriors.
Daniel Amokachi popularly known as “The Bull” was a striker in the squad. Born December 30, 1972 aged 43 years. He is a coach and was the assistant coach of the Super Eagles on two occasions under Amodu and Keshi. He is currently in charge of JS Hercules.
Sunday Oliseh was a midfielder in the squad then and the youngest player to play at the World Cup. Born September 14, 1974 aged 41. He is currently a coach and one of Nigeria’s most qualified coaches. He was in charge of the Super Eagles until he resigned after the NFF paid him his four months arrears.
Alloysius Agu was a first choice goalkeeper in the nineties before they brought him to 1994 squad as cover up for Peter Rufai. Born July 12, 1967 aged 48, Agu is a goalkeeper trainer and was in charge as goalkeeper trainer of the national team in 2008.
Victor Ikpeba was a left-winger in the squad in 1994. Born June 12, 1973. Ikpeba is currently a football analyst and pundit, he is a sport marketer but his family is based in Monaco.
Efan Ekoku was a striker in the 1994 squad. Born June 8, 1967 aged 49 years. He is a Media commentator, a football pundits and a match analyst.
Mike Emenalor was a left-back defender in the 1994 squad. Born July 4, 1965 aged 50. He is a coach and currently the Technical Director of Chelsea football club in England.
Mutiu Adepoju was a midfielder in the 1994 squad. Born December 22, 1970 age 45. He is a coach and one of Nigeria’s most qualified coaches. He is currently the Sporting Director of Shooting Stars.