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Can you imagine playing soccer barefoot with a leather ball?

Nigerian football team, 1949

I love reading about unusual stories from the history of sport. My friend Ola recently wrote a great article on The Story of the 1949 Nigerian Football Team’s UK Tour before I read this article, I had no idea that this tour took place. One of the aspects that I Read more…


What do you know about the history of sport in Nigeria?

It’s a little-known fact that the first football match that I went to see was a friendly between Japan and Nigeria at the St Mary’s stadium in Southampton. I’m not a huge football fan and the weather was bleak (torrential rain), but the atmosphere was electric. The fans were incredibly Read more…