The Nigeria Super Eagles played their first official football match against a Marine team and they did not wear boots for the match which ended 5-2 in favour of Nigeria.
Records shows that Nigeria played their first official football match in 1949 against Sierra Leone. Then the team was named Green Eagles.
The match was against a Marine-selected team that took place in the United Kingdom. 6,000 spectators gathered at the park to watch the African team play each other.