September, 8 2021.
The Super Eagles captain was celebrated across the world by football enthusiasts over his acclaimed 100 caps. However, FIFA who is the custodian of records and data revealed via their official social media handle that the Super Eagles captain has 98 caps not 100 as speculated and celebrated.
The two matches that were ruled out by the World Football Governing body, FIFA includes his appearance in 2009 CHAN and 2010 WAFU Cup in Abeokuta, these two games were not documented by FIFA and as a result off their records.
Consequently, Nigeria next two World Cup Qualifiers in October against Centre Republic of Africa (Double Header) will give the former Kano Pillars all time highest goal scorer the opportunity to complete his 100 caps.