LEROY 4 – 2 NIGERIA!! Super Eagles Report Card Against Teams Coached By Veteran Frenchman 

LEROY 4 – 2 NIGERIA!! Super Eagles Report Card Against Teams Coached By Veteran Frenchman 


The Super Eagles will come up against old foe Claude Leroy when they clash with the Hawks of Togo in an international friendly match in Paris, France today (Thursday). 


For the umpteenth time, Leroy who is a veteran of African football, will lead a different team to confront Nigeria. 

He has won four,  lost two and drew one, out of the seven matches he has featured in as the coach of Nigeria's opponents. 

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Ahead of the highly anticipated internationa friendly match, Completesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI highlights the past encounters between Nigeria and teams managed by Leroy.



Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria (1988 AFCON : Group Stage)

Claude Leroy's first encounter against Nigeria was in the group stage of the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco with Cameroon which ended 1-1.

The late Sam Okwaraji gave Nigeria the lead in the second minute before the legendary Roger Milla equalised for Cameroon in the 21st minute.

Cameroon 1-0 Nigeria (1988 AFCON: Final)

After their stalemate in the group stage, Nigeria and Cameroon met again in the final.

This time, Leroy led  Cameroon to a 1-0 win following Emmanuel Kunde's 55th minute penalty which helped them clinch their second AFCON title.

Nigeria 2-1 Senegal (1992 AFCON: Group Stage)

Leroy left the Cameroonian job and was appointed Senegal's new coach ahead of the 1992 AFCON which they hosted.

Senegal's first game as hosts was against Nigeria, but Leroy's tactical masterplan could not save them from losing 2-1.

Senegal however,  got to the quarter-finals where they lost 2-1 to Cameroon, while Nigeria finished third.

Ghana 4-1 Nigeria (Friendly: 2007)

Ghana appointed Leroy as their new coach as they prepared to host the 2008 AFCON.

As part of preparation for the tournament, Ghana took on Nigeria in a friendly game in London and won 4-1.

Ghana 2-1 Nigeria (2008 AFCON: Q/Final)

At the 2008 AFCON, Leroy led Ghana to the quarter-finals where they met Nigeria.

Despite losing John Mensah to a second half red card, Ghana went on to win 2-1.

Nigeria 2-3 Congo Brazzaville (2015 AFCON Qualifier, 1st Leg, Group Stage)

Leroy continued his dominance over Nigeria as he led Congo to a 3-2 win in Calabar on matchday-one of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

It was the first time ever Leroy  led a team to win on Nigerian soil.

Congo Brazzaville 0-2 Nigeria (2015 AFCON Qualifier, 2nd Leg, Group Stage)

Nigeria got their revenge against Leroy's Congo Brazzaville as they beat them 2-0 in Pointe Noire in the reverse fixture of the 2015 AFCON qualifier.

Unfortunately, Congo qualified along with South Africa at the expense of Nigeria for the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

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