Nigeria’s Super Eagles appear to be breaking new grounds with their spectacular displays in FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns.
Gernot Rohr’s lads finished the just-concluded series unbeaten in six games.
They racked up an impressive four wins and two draws – most recent, 1-1 with Algeria in Constantine.
John Ogu and Yacine Brahimi got the goals for both sides.
What this means is that Nigeria became the first African side to go 36 games unbeaten in the world cup qualifiers.
Their last defeat was on the road at Angola in 2004.
Fabrice Akwa’s strike condemned the West Africans to a shock defeat, which ultimately cost them a place in Germany two years later.
However, since then, the Eagles hasn’t blinked an eyelid, winning a staggering 24 games.
Interestingly, only Spain, on a 63-game streak, has bettered that record.
36 – The @NGSuperEagles are unbeaten in 36 consecutive World Cup qualifiers (W24 D12) since losing 1-0 to Angola in June 2004. Only Spain (63) have a longer current unbeaten #WCQ run. Echelon. #ALGNGA #WCQ2018
— Opta Nigeria (@OptaNGR) November 10, 2017
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) November 10, 2017