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Nigeria Sports In 2015 by umarhb(m): 8:02am On Dec 31, 2015
Wow what a year 4 Nigeria sport that comprises of high n low, here I have a list of high moments in our sports....
1. D’Tigers win Afro basket championship
Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers
won their first ever AfroBasket title when they
beat perennial nemesis Angola in the final 74–65
in Tunisia with Chamberlain Oguchi was named
tourney MVP. By winning the title, Nigeria
automatically qualified for the 2016 Olympics.

2.Golden Eaglets retain World Cup
The national U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets beat
Mali 2-0 in the final of the tournament to retain
the title the country won in 2013 in the UAE.
Victor Osimhen finished the tournament with 10
goals – the highest ever tally in the tournament’s
history,​ while Kelechi Nwakali, was named the
Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

3. Jighere wins Scrabble crown
Wellington Jighere made history in Perth,
Australia, to become the first African to win the
world Scrabble championship. The 32-year-old
said, “I’ve not slept well in about a week. The
fact that I was able to perform in spite of the
sleeplessness still baffles me. It only goes to
prove that God was deeply involved in this
matter.”
Succinctly put for a Nigerian! Jighere beat Lewis
MacKay 448-426. MacKay was ranked 19 by the
body’s players’ association, with Jighere not even
featuring.

4. The Nigeria Professional Football League
showed marked improvements
For a long time, the NPFL was exciting as teams
went away from home to win on the road and at
the end Enyimba FC made history as they
became the first club side to win the league for
seven times. The coach of the Aba side, Kadiri
Ikhana also won the championship for a third
time.

5. Nigeria wins Para-All Africa Games
In para-sport at the same tournament, Nigeria
finished top with 12 gold, 11 silver and eight
bronze, totaling 31 medals. In the main Games,
Nigeria finished second behind Egypt with 47
gold, 55 silver and 42 bronze medals.

So what has been your high n low moment in Nigeria sport in 2015 and what your expectations in 2016.
#Gud Morning
Happy New Year.
Re: Nigeria Sports In 2015 by Rockyrascal(m): 8:27am On Dec 31, 2015
Oshimehin the young nigeria u17 starlet broke sinama pongolle's long standing world cup record, he scored in every game he played and even in the finals. cool
Re: Nigeria Sports In 2015 by khattab02: 10:43pm On Dec 31, 2015
My high is the U-17 world cup. Few believed in them. For the low... It is definitely the women world cup and the U-20 world cup.

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