Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Profile of the five demised golden generation of Nigeria Super Eagles of 1994

KESHI, YEKINI, OKAFOR, OLIHA, AGBONAVBARE 


Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was a Nigerian football defender. He was also a football manager of the Nigeria national team.  He was one of only two people, along with Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach.
After a playing career mostly with Belgian clubs, Keshi went to the United States to be educated in coaching.
Stephen Keshi
Personal information
Full nameStephen Okechukwu Keshi
Date of birth23 January 1962
Place of birthAzareBauchi State, Nigeria
Date of death8 June 2016 (aged 55)
Place of deathBenin CityEdo State, Nigeria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1979ACB Lagos10(1)
1980–1984New Nigeria Bank42(4)
1985Stade d'Abidjan13(2)
1986Africa Sports22(2)
1986–1987Lokeren28(6)
1987–1991Anderlecht99(18)
1991–1993RC Strasbourg62(9)
1993–1994RWDM40(1)
1995CCV Hydra20(1)
1996Sacramento Scorpions16(3)
1997–1998Perlis FA34(4)
Total386(51)
National team
1981–1995Nigeria64(9)
Teams managed
2004–2006Togo
2007–2008Togo
2008–2010Mali
2011Togo
2011–2014Nigeria
2015Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)






Wilfred Agbonavbare was a Nigerian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. 
In his second season with Rayo Vallecano, Agbonavbare appeared in all 38 league games (3,332 minutes of action, 27 goals conceded, second-best in the competition) as the team finished second and returned to La Liga after two years of absence. He continued to be first-choice in the following years, contributing with 31 matches to another top flight promotion in 1995.
Wilfred Agbonavbare
Personal information
Full nameWilfred Agbonavbare
Date of birth5 October 1966
Place of birthLagosNigeria
Date of death27 January 2015 (aged 48)
Place of deathAlcalá de Henares, Spain
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1983–1989New Nigeria Bank
1990BCC Lions
1990–1996Rayo Vallecano177(0)
1996–1997Écija23(0)
National team
1983–1994Nigeria15(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)



Thompson Oliha was a Nigerian professional football midfielder who played for clubs in Africa and Europe during an injury-shortened career.
Oliha died due to complications from malaria on 30 June 2013. At the time of his death he was an assistant coach for the Kwara Football Academy.
Thompson Oliha
Personal information
Full nameThompson Oliha
Date of birth4 October 1968
Place of birthBenin CityNigeria
Date of death30 June 2013 (aged 44)
Place of deathIlorinNigeria
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1987Bendel Insurance
1988-1991Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1992-1994Africa Sports
1994-1995Maccabi Ironi Ashdod21(1)
1995-1996Antalyaspor20(4)
National team
1988–1994Nigeria31(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)




Rashidi Yekini was a Nigerian footballer who played as a striker. His professional career, which spanned more than two decades, was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also 
Spouse: Kemi Yekini (m. 1994–1994), Adeola Yekini
Rashidi Yekini
Rashidi Yekini.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth23 October 1963
Place of birthKadunaNigeria
Date of death4 May 2012 (aged 48)
Place of deathIbadan, Nigeria
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1981–1982UNTL Kaduna
1982–1984Shooting Stars53(45)
1984–1987Abiola Babes
1987–1990Africa Sports
1990–1994Vitória Setúbal114(90)
1994–1995Olympiacos4(2)
1995–1996Sporting Gijón14(3)
1997Vitória Setúbal14(3)
1997–1998Zürich28(14)
1998–1999Bizerte
1999Al-Shabab
1999–2002Africa Sports
2002–2003Julius Berger
2005Gateway26(7)
Total253(164)
National team
1984–1998Nigeria58(37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)



Uchenna Kizito Okafor, often shortened to Uche Okafor was a football defender who played 34 international matches for Nigeria.
Uche Okafor
Personal information
Full nameUchenna Kizito Okafor
Date of birth8 August 1967
Place of birthOwerriNigeria
Date of death6 January 2011 (aged 43)
Place of deathLittle Elm, Texas, United States
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1988ACB Lagos?(?)
1988–1991KRC Mechelen?(?)
1991–1992UR Namur?(?)
1992–1993Le Touquet AC?(?)
1993–1994Hannover 964(0)
1994UD Leiria0(0)
1995Ironi Ashdod13(0)
1995–1996S.C. Farense0(0)
1996–2000Kansas City Wizards109(3)
National team
1988–1998Nigeria34(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2007.
† Appearances (goals)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2006

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