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List of brothers who have played for Super Eagles

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/05/2018

Kelechi and Chidiebere Nwakali could make another history in the Super Eagles as both stars could become the latest brothers to featured in the Green and White colour.

Ahead of Tuesday’s glamour friendly match with newly crowned Europa League kings, Atletico Madrid at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Super Eagles’ B Head Coach Salisu Yusuf have invited both brothers to 23 man squad.

Arguably, Nigeria has a great number of footballing brothers compared with other football-loving countries in the world and FCNaija has decided to compile a list of some of the Nigerian brothers who play or have played for the national team in the past.

Check the list in the gallery below:

1, Augustine Jay Jay and Emmanuel Okocha

Former Premier League star Jay Jay proved more popular than his older brother Emmanuel who played as a midfielder for Enugu Rangers and Super Eagles.

Jay Jay proved himself as one of the greatest footballers Nigeria ever had in history after lifting African Cup Nation and Olympic Gold medal plus playing in three in World Cup.

2, John and Peter Utaka

John is a former Nigerian international who currently plays currently plays as a striker for Championnat National 2 side CS Sedan Ardennes in France. Peter is the older brother plying his trade in Vejle Boldklub, Denmark. 

3, Emmanuel and Celestine Babayaro

Celestine and Emmanuel are Nigerian football siblings. Emmanuel is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a goalkeeper and best known for being the older brother of former Chelsea and Newcastle United player Celestine Babayaro.

Former Chelsea left-back Celestine is more popular and than his brother, Emmanuel was also part of Nigeria's gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics, a side in which Celestine also appeared.

4, Kalu and Ikechukwu Uche

The Aba-born football duo made their family name prominent through the beautiful game. Kalu, who plays for the Nigerian national team as an attacking midfielder spent most of his professional career in Spain, mainly with Almería, with which he amassed La Liga totals of 117 games and 27 goals.

Kalu's younger brother Ikechukwu is also a Nigerian footballer who plays for the Nigerian national team and Spanish club Gimnàstic de Tarragona as a striker. Just like his older brother, Ikechukwu spent most of his football career in Spain.

5, Nwankwo and Christopher Kanu

Another popular Nigerian football family is the Nwankwos. Kanu's achievements in the beautiful game made the family famous but the retired footballer who played for the Super Eagles for 16 years from 1994 until 2010 winning Olympics gold in Atalanta 1996 alongside Jay Jay, Babayaro's and  Sunday Oliseh.

His younger brother Christopher is also a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a defender for Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam and others also featured in Super Eagles.

6, Sunday and Azubuike Oliseh

Oliseh is one of the prominent football family in Nigeria but the name was brought to limelight by Sunday who is the most popular of the Oliseh brothers.

Ex-Fortuna Sittard coach Sunday who played as a defensive midfielder during his time in the national team and AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.

Azubuike his younger brother also played as a midfielder for Anderlecht, also, his younger brother Egutu Oliseh is a former AS Nancy and QPR midfielder both played for Nigerian.
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