Issa Goal…

We are aware that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and sponsor Aiteo commissioned Olamide and Phyno to release a theme song for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign. They came up with ‘Dem go hear am’. But by now we know who ‘hear am’ in Russia.

With 122 goals scored in 48 first round group games and the Super Eagles out of the competition, we have introduced a new theme song for the tournament as the second round began on Saturday.

Please take a bow Naira Marley and your hit track Issa Goal!

But then, there have been a number of football-themed songs in the past. From Lagbaja’s Loko Iya won (Owole), to Austino Milado’s Super Eagles Carry go (Walele). From Tuface and Omawunmi‘s Power of Naija to ‘Fly With The Eagles’ by Flavour, iLLBLiss, Bez, and Waje. But none has captivated the fans like Issa Goal!

The phrase Issa Goal is repeated 111 times (yes, one hundred and eleven times) and it forms the backbone of the song. Doubters can count but after they are done they can join us to sing Issa Goal as we relive the net shattering moments of the first round of the World Cup.

PS: Some ‘Shaku shaku’(some might call it ‘x-rated’) part of the lyrics will be, erm, ‘Shaku shakued’ (some might call it ‘removed’). Some parts, however, will be tweaked for better effect!

Oh and it is Kanu Nwankwo right now

Kanu Nwankwo moving the ball from the central midfield

Oh no Kanu Nwankwo crosses over to Jay-Jay Okocha

And issa goal….

[Chorus – Olamide]

Sangalo issa goal

Escobar issa goal

Escobar issa goal

Escobar issa goal

Escobar issa goal

Toros issa goal

Naira Marley issa goal

Flying nodding issa goal

issa goal issa goal

issa goal, goal

issa goal, issa goal.. issa goal

issa goal, goal

Home goal issa goal, issa goal

Wo this issa goal

issa goal issa goal, issa goal

Jerin wole issa goal

issa goal

[Verse 1 – Naira Marley]

Wo This is a goal, goal

This issa goal, goal

Away match issa goal

Fowo gbewole issa goal

So what? If it penalty issa goal

Nigeria issa goal…