WHY NIGERIA NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM?
My reason for being Nigeria is because of a question which occurred which was "How Many Times Have Nigeria Won the World Cup?" The answer to that question was "The Nigeria National Football team has not won any FIFA World Cup ever since the tournament started. However, the team has been participating in most of the tournaments including the 2010 FIFA World Cup that was held in South Africa. Some of the countries that have dominated the World Cup include Brazil, who have won it five times, and Italy who have won it four times."
I want to win Nigeria the World Cup and make them one of the best National teams in the world.
WHO AM I?
I will be playing as Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha making him the coach of Nigeria National Football Team.
He is widely regarded as the Best Nigerian Player of his Generation. He is also known for his stepovers, skill, technique, and being 'so good that they named him twice' (a line immortalised in a terrace chant while Okocha played for Bolton Wanderers).
Okocha made his official debut for Nigeria in their 2–1 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifier away loss against Ivory Coast in May 1993.It was not until his second cap and home debut that he became a favourite with the Nigerian supporters. With Nigeria trailing 1–0 against Algeria, in a match they needed to win, he scored from a direct free kick to equalise, before helping the team to a 4–1 win, eventually securing qualification to their first World Cup. In 1994, he was a member of both the victorious 1994 African Cup of Nations squad and the World Cup squad who made it to the second round before they lost in a dramatic match against eventual runners-up Italy.
In 1996, Okocha became a member of an arguably more successful Nigerian side, their Olympic gold winning side at the Atlanta Games, later nicknamed Dream Team by the Nigerian press after the USA 1992 Olympic gold winning basketball team. In the 1998 FIFA World Cup hosted by France, Okocha played for a disappointing Super Eagles side who failed to live up to expectations again reaching the round of 16, albeit with less impressive performances save for their 3–2 opening win against Spain. This did not destroy interest in Okocha, who had entertained fans with his trademark skills and dribbles and went on to be named in the squad of the tournament.