10 Times Sports Reminded Us of Nigeria’s Glory

July 31, 2022

Say what you will about Nigeria and Nigerians, but we’ve always been ballers. Sports is just one way of showing it. Here are some moments in history that really prove Naija no dey carry last.

Super Eagles attaining top 5 FIFA ranking in 1994

Nigeria’s female national basketball team, D’Tigresses, getting to the world-cup quarter-finals in 2018

Aruna Quadri named the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) star player in 2014

Asisat Oshoala named Best Player at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Blessing Okagbare setting the Guinness world record for the most appearances at the Diamond League in 2015


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Nigeria’s male national basketball team, D’Tigers, becoming the first African team to qualify for the summer Olympics in 2012

Oduamadi’s hat trick against Tahiti at the 2013 Confederation Cup in Brazil

Super Falcons reaching the World Cup quarter-final in 1999

Samuel Peter winning a World Heavyweight boxing title in 2008

Tobi Amusan breaking the 100m hurdles world record in 2022


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