SPORTS FLAKES: BOB MARLEY AND REGGAE GIRLS

SPORTS FLAKES: BOB MARLEY AND REGGAE GIRLS

Legends do not die, they keep making things happen even from the great beyond. Reggae icon, Robert Nesta Marley, is on the lips of everyone again following the debut of Jamaica’s senior female national team at the France 2019 World Women’s Championships. The Reggae Girlz became the first from the Caribbean region to qualify for […]

SPORTS FLAKES: GREAT GOALKEEPERS FROM PITAKWA

SPORTS FLAKES: GREAT GOALKEEPERS FROM PITAKWA

The world is still celebrating the heroics of Super Falcons debutant, Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie, who made history Wednesday in the 2-0 victory over North Korea in the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 18-year-old goalie became the youngest to keep a clean slate in her debut.  Nnadozie belongs to a special class of keepers […]

SPORTS FLAKES: TALE OF TWO GODWINS

SPORTS FLAKES: TALE OF TWO GODWINS

Two captains stood out in Nigerian football just one year after the end of the Civil War. Godwin Achebe and Godwin Ogbueze were from the East Central State, still it was difficult to believe that as Biafrans they were defeated by the might of Federal forces. In soccer, they became field marshals. Godwin Achebe had […]

SPORTS FLAKES: BIAFRAN BOYS PLAYING FOR NIGERIA

SPORTS FLAKES: BIAFRAN BOYS PLAYING FOR NIGERIA

Football made a lot of difference during the Nigerian Civil War. While Biafra had no active national team, some names that were qualified to be fighting wearing the Sun badge turned up doing battle for Nigeria in the field of play. The prominent ones among them grew up in Jos playing as Academicals. Sam Garba […]

SPORTS FLAKES: OF SPARTANS AND TROJANS

SPORTS FLAKES: OF SPARTANS AND TROJANS

This is not Greek History, we are discussing Nigerian football, which drew quite some historical names between 1973 and 1986. East Central State Spartans came in 1973, won the National Sports Festival gold twice before giving way to Imo State Trojans in 1977. Trojans, like Spartans before them also grabbed the National Sports Festival gold […]

SPORTS FLAKES: HOW OVER WEIGHT COST OBISIA WORLD TITLE

SPORTS FLAKES: HOW OVER WEIGHT COST OBISIA WORLD TITLE

Soul Mamby Mamby of Jamaica was in Lagos to defend his world Welterweight boxing belt against Golden Gloves, Obisia Nwakpa, in 1981. It was like coming back home, there is so much between his country and Nigeria. There is Abeokuta in the Land of Reggae just like they have Calabar High School. And it turned […]

SPORTS FLAKES: GOWON: KNOCKED OUT IN KAMPALA

SPORTS FLAKES: GOWON: KNOCKED OUT IN KAMPALA

General Yakubu Gowon was a good boxer during his cadet days in Anzio Company, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom from May 1955 to December 1956. He took part in different competitions while undergoing training. Field Marshal Idi Amin was more active in the ring than Gowon. The former was the undisputed Light Heavyweight boxing […]

SPORTS FLAKES: PLEASE, GHANA MUST NOT GO

SPORTS FLAKES: PLEASE, GHANA MUST NOT GO

Some Nigerians did not know that before a compatriot ever became Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Pius Quist, a Ghanaian, was there. It was during the colonial era. However, that trend still goes on. Men from the Sagoe family lay claim to heading more than a Sports Federation board. When the Nigeria Football Association […]

SPORTS FLAKES: DAY EKPO ‘KILLED’ STATIONERY STORES

SPORTS FLAKES: DAY EKPO ‘KILLED’  STATIONERY STORES

Friday Ekpo was one of the superstars of the Nigerian League in the second half of the 1980s. He won the Challenge Cup with Abiola Babes. When the team ceased to exist, the midfielder moved to Iwuanyanwu Nationale, winning the double with the Naze millionaires in 1988.

SPORT FLAKES: INSURANCE AND THEIR SNAKES

SPORT FLAKES: INSURANCE AND THEIR SNAKES

They came as Vipers of Benin, lifted the Challenge Cup in 1972 before a name change to Bendel Insurance. Nothing came again in the same competition until one goalkeeper named, Agwo Nnaji, crossed over from Asaba Textile Mills. Another goalie nicknamed ‘Snake’ arrived much later. No team from the Mid-West area sipped from the Challenge […]

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