In Nigeria, football is a religion. It is one of the few things that brins the country together across ethnic and religious lines. The senior national team, the Super Eagles, are the ultimate symbol of that unity.
Today, Naijmobile.com decided to set up two teams from the post popular tribes in Nigeria. Who would win?
Igbo and Yoruba are arguably the tribes that have produced and are producing the best footballers in Nigeria.
It is believed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria won’t be a dominance force in African football without the talents from Igbo and Yoruba.
Let’s take a look at the best active players from both tribes and predict a possible winner.
Current best Igbo footballers
Current club: Deportivo de La Coruña
Current club: Kingsley Ehizibue
Current club: CD Leganés
Current Club: CD Leganés
Current Club: Enyimba International F.C.
Current club: Leicester City F.C.
Current Club: Vitória S.C.
Current club: Everton
Current club: FC Nantes
Current Club: Leicester City F.C.
Current club: Villarreal CF
A Look at the Igbo XI team and formation
Current best Yoruba footballers
Current club: FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Current club: West Bromwich Albion
Current Club: Torino
Current club: Granada
Current club: Rangers
Current Club: Watford F.C.
Current Club: Gaziantep Football Club
Current club: Lillie
A Look at the Yoruba XI team and formation
Both teams have quality players in all departments. The Igbo XI looks like a more dangerous team with the likes of Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze causing havoc in the Yoruba XI defence.
The Yoruba XI looks like a one man team that depends only on Victor Osimhen to get the goals. If they ever meet in a football match, the Igbo XI could win 3-1.