On this day 39 years ago Otto Gloria led Green Eagles won Nigeria’s first ever Africa Cupnof Nations title in Lagos.
The star-studded, very disciplined and professional players from clubs from the Nigerian league raced into glory in front of their fans.
Best Ogedegbe (Shooting Stars, Ibadan)
David Adiele (Bendel Insurance, Benin)
Okey Isima (Standard FC, Jos)
Muda Lawal (Shooting Stars, Ibadan)
Christian Chukwu (Enugu Rangers)
Tunde Bamidele (Taraba United)
Segun Odegbami (Shooting Stars, Ibadan)
Aloysius Atuegbu (Enugu Rangers)
Felix Owolabi (Shooting Stars, Ibadan)
Godwin Odiye (San Francisco Dons)
Adokiye Amiesimaka (Enugu Rangers)
Sylvanus Okpala (Enugu Rangers)
Henry Nwosu (New Nigeria Bank, Benin)
Kadiri Ikhana (Bendel Insurance, Benin)
Emmanuel Okala (Enugu Rangers)
Ifeanyi Onyedika (Enugu Rangers)
Martin Eyo (Julius Berger, Lagos)
Shefiu Mohammed (Raccah Rovers, Kano)
Manager Otto Gloria from Brazil
Assistant Coaches Isaac Nnado and Willie Bazuaye.
Since their feat in 1980 Nigeria has only won the AFCON title twice; 1994 in Tunisia and 2013 in South Africa.
Another chance to win the title will present itself when Nigeria participate in the 32nd edition in Egypt this June.