Yadda Kungiyar Kwallon Kafa Ta ‘Super Eagles’ Ta Najeriya Ta Samo Sunan Ta

Turawan Ingila ne suka fara gabatar da kwallon kafa ga Najeriya a farkon karni na ashirin. Wasan kwallon kafa na farko da aka yi rikodin a Najeriya shi ne a shekarar 1904.

A shekarar 1950, kwallon kafa ta zama wasan kwallon kafa na kasar. Tawagar kwallon kafa ta Najeriya ta buga wasan ta na farko na kasa da kasa da kasar Saliyo a ranar 8 ga watan Oktoban shekarar 1949 a birnin Freetown a ranar 8 ga watan Oktoban shekarar 1949.

A ranar 8 ga watan Oktoban shekarar 1949 ne kungiyar ta yi nasara da ci 2-0, sannan kuma ta samu sabon laƙabi: Red Devils, bayan rigunan jajayen riguna da suka saka a wannan wasa.

Sunan daga baya ya canza saboda Red Devils kawai an yi su ne saboda kayan su. Bai dace da launin ƙasar ba don haka, nan da nan bayan yancin kai, an canza shi zuwa Green Eagles.

A shekarar 1994 kungiyar ‘Green Eagles’ ta sake ba da damar ‘Super Eagles’ bayan da yan wasan kasar suka yi galaba a kan sauran kasashen Afirka a gasar cin kofin nahiyar Afirka sannan kuma suka samu shiga gasar cin kofin duniya a karon farko.

Dan wasan Najeriya Emmanuel Jerome Kunde ya ci bugun daga kai sai mai tsaron gida a minti na 55, Najeriya ta lallasa Kamaru da ci 1-0 a wasan karshe na gasar cin kofin Afrika a shekarar 1988. Duk da rashin nasara da aka samu, tawagar ta isa Legas domin tarbar jaruma. A wani liyafa da aka shirya domin murnar mutanen Manfred Honer ne a hukumance aka canza sunan kungiyar zuwa ‘Super Eagles’ saboda nasarar da suka samu.