The best jokes from England 2-1 Nigeria friendly ahead of World Cup

Unconvincing hosts overcome visitors' formidable new kit.

There were jokes from the England 2-1 Nigeria friendly at Wembley
(Image: Paul Gillett)

England beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday evening in a friendly clash at Wembley ahead of the World Cup this summer.

An unconvincing display saw Gareth Southgate’s side falter a little in the second half after going two goals in front.

But most of the talk was about the visitors’ fancy new kit, which had been launched in London the day before.

With a distinctly Nigerian flavour, these were the best jokes from the game:


Super Eagles in the 1st half VS Super Eagles in the 2nd half#ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/hKNT1HsDHm

— Yorùbá (@bimbolanko) June 2, 2018

never show your true team strength before the world cup. we'll see the real super eagles in Russia #ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/917mLX8pUv

— chris ejike (@chrisejike9) June 2, 2018


Nigeria’s jersey remains finer than the England one. If you need some half time consolation #ENGNGA

— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 2, 2018


That thing Moses did to Harry Kane, if we don’t score a second goal before the end of the game, FIFA will count that for us #ENGNGA

— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 2, 2018

Nigeria’s goalkeeper has obviously been attending the Karius school of excellence #ENGNGA

— John Kirsop (@Johnkirsop86) June 2, 2018

Super Eagles off the pitch vs Super Eagles on the pitch #ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/ZrgfKTq3xz

— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) June 2, 2018


I am currently preparing my self for when Ghanians start calling us
BEST JERSEY FC. #ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/YsGHM8kMkW

— Emeka (@emekanu) June 2, 2018


This dribble should've counted as a goal abeg. Kane has a daughter someone should tell that to moses#ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/3VsfP3FzEO

— Daddy Diaz (@olufolahan_) June 2, 2018


And the jersey is non refundable.#ENGNGA pic.twitter.com/xzleYFi7Fm

— EVANS CENTUS (@Centus4real) June 2, 2018

Nigeria Jersey 2 : 0 England Jersey

England Team 2 : 0 Nigeria Team

Overall Score so far: 2:2#ENGvNGA #EnglandVsNigeria #ENGNGA

— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) June 2, 2018

That sound you can hear is Arsenal fans saying 'Iwobi couldn't f*cking do that for us, could he?' #ENGNGA

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 2, 2018