From 1994 to 2002, some of the most attractive and expansive football was being played by Nigeia's Super Eagles. After Cameroon had blazed the trail for African nations at the 1990 World Cup, the rest of the '90s and early '00s was all about Nigerian football, with strong showings at both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, as well as winning the gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games.
Not only were the Nigerian players of this time giving their supporters back home something to cheer about, but they were capturing the hearts and minds of football fans on this side of the World with their speed, work-rate, and in some cases, mind-blowing skill.
As a tribute, we have compiled a list of our very favourite Nigerian players from this brilliant time, and present to you 9 absolute heroes from the golden age of Nigerian football.
Jay Jay Okocha