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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Hockey

Hockey is a game played on the field or ice, where players hold sticks with a flat and rounded side to propel the spherical, hard and usually white ball with the aim of scoring a goal. An hockey…

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Lawn Tennis

Lawn Tennis is a racket sport played individually or in teams on a hard surface of concrete, asphalt, or on clay or grass. A ball is being served over the net to a reciever on the other side of…

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Polo

Polo is a team sport played on horse backs. Its objective is to score goals against the opponent team by driving the small ball into the opposing team’s goal using the mallet, a heavy stick…

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Swimming

Swimming as an activity dates back to Stone Age, as men dived through rivers and lakes to transport themselves. Relics from Egyptian caves and allusions from Greek mythology point to this, but…

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Table Tennis

Table Tennis is a racquet sport played by hitting a lightweight ball back and forth across a hard table divided by net, using a small round racket. Although the Table Tennis started in Victorian…

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