There will be a new addition to the list of Nigerians that have won the FA Cup in England after Saturday’s final is concluded at the magnificent Wembley Stadium.
It is yet to be seen if the latest addition will be Victor Moses or Alex Iwobi as both Super Eagles stars will be at opposing ends in Saturday’s crunch final game.
Iwobi was in action on the two occasions Arsenal played against Chelsea earlier in the season.
While it was a roller-coaster at the Emirates where the Gunners secured a 3-0 win, Moses was back in action for the Blues when they deservedly got a 3-1 revenge over Wenger’s men in the reverse league fixture.
It is expected that both Moses and Iwobi will play parts in Saturday’s final.
A run through the list of Nigerians that have won the FA Cup has John Fashanu who won the trophy with AFC Wimbledon in 1988.
Daniel Amokachi was a proud winner in 1995 with Everton while it was the turn of Celestine Babayaro in 2000 with Chelsea.
Kanu Nwankwo had it good winning it on three occasions two of which were with Arsenal in 2002 and 2003 before going on to win it again with Portsmouth in 2008.
John Utaka was also part of the Portsmouth team that won in 2008, defeating Cardiff City that year with a lone goal.
John Obi Mikel is the most successful Nigerian as far as the FA Cup is concerned. The then Chelsea ace won in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012 with the Blues.
Arsenal are hoping for a third FA Cup trophy in four years on Saturday as they battle a Chelsea side, who will be looking to complete a league and cup double at Wembley.
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