Taiwo Ogunjobi

Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi; Nigerian defender who later became a football administrator, born in 1953. Ogunjobi started the game of football from when he was growing up in Idi Oro in Mushin, Lagos. He…

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IFIDZHEN Melissa

Melissa Ifidzhen; Russian-born Nigerian tennis star. Ifidzhen made her debut for Nigeria at the ITF/CAT African U-18 Championship held at Cairo, Egypt in April 2015. Ifidzhen was born in 1999 of…

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Victor Ikpeba on field

Victor Ikpeba

Victor Nosa Ikpeba; Super Eagles winger and striker, belonging to the golden and nostalgic era of Nigerian football when the national teams were a force to reckon with in African football. Fondly…

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Yusuf Mohammed

Yusuf Mohammed

  Yusuf Muhammed; Nigerian football player who once played for El-Kanemi of Borno, and Enyimba International of Aba. He later joined the Sudanese division one side, El-Hilal. Mohammed made his…

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Egwuatu Olisa

Egwuatu Olisa; sports administrator who as Technical Director of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) developed cricket in Nigeria. Young Egwuatu after years of active cricket playing caught the…

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Boxing champion, Samuel Peter

Samuel Peter

Samuel Okon Peter; Nigerian World Boxing Council, WBC Heavy weight Champion. After a poor outing at the Sidney 2000 Olympics, Peter prepared for his debut international professional match under…

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Modupe Telia

Modupe Christiana Telia (Nee Fakoiade); Nigerian hockey player trained by some of the best Nigerian coaches of her time. Her performance earned her a national team call up in 1975, and she…

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Tall Hakeem playing

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon; Nigerian born American basketballer who holds the record as the NBA All-time Rebounds Leader. Hakeem Olajuwon is ranked as number seven overall in the All-time Points Leaders. In…

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Samuel Okwaraji

Samuel Okwaraji

Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian midfielder who slumped and died on August 12, 1989 while playing for the Super Eagles in a crucial 1990 World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola at the main…

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Mutiu Adepoju in action

Adepoju Mutiu

Mutiu Adepoju; Super Eagles’ midfielder and a member of Nigeria ‘Golden Generation’ of the 1990s, with a career from being a player in the Spanish La Liga to being inducted as one of…

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