The Super Eagles
Nigerian football has always produced a conveyor belt of talent, with arguably the greatest of all being Jay-Jay Okocha, so good they named him twice. However, the country has also been rather good at generating different names for its national team. Prior to 1960 the squad was known as the Red Devils due to its fetching crimson kit, but when the nation gained independence this title changed to the Green Eagles in a nod to the green and white national flag of the newly free state, home to 16 species of eagle. This name would probably have remained had it not been for a controversial 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 1988. Such was the blow to national pride that it was decided the team would forever more be known as the Super Eagles.