On Air

Alex Lester



16th June - 8pm
Croatia 2-0 Nigeria

22nd June - 4pm 
Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

26th June - 7pm
Nigeria 1-2 Argentina


Flag: Straightforward tricolor of two vertical green bands (to represent the forests of Nigeria) sandwiching a white band (to represent peace).

Population: 186 million

Nickname: The Super Eagles.

Manager: German coach Gernot Rohr seems to be working his way around every African nation there is. The former manager has already been in charge of Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso and has been with the Super Eagles since August 2016.

Captain: It’s former Chelsea stalwart John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi. Take your pick.

Star Man: You’ll recognise many of the players in the Nigerian squad – Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfrid Ndidi, etc, but the onus will be on Chelsea’s Victor Moses to take the lead this summer.

Rising star: With four goals from his eight caps to date, the aforementioned Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho could be one to keep ‘em peeled for this summer.