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Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by alanmwene: 11:30am On Jul 22, 2017
Are Nigerians and ghanians part-disabled?

Hey guys,how are you doing?I just want your opinion on one thing that has been bothering me for the longest.I am a passionate football fan and cant wait for the premiership to start.For the last years,I have observe that 99.9% of black A-list stars have always been francophones.Check the list below:
GENERATION I
Patrick Vierra
Thierry Henry
Drogba
Makelele
Malouda
GENERATION II
Yaya Toure
Kolo Toure
Vincent Kompany
Alex Song

GENERATION III
Pobga
Lukaku
Benteke
Ngolo Kante
Etc………
The only naija or ghanian players worth mentioning are Kalu,Okocha,Essien.Even when you look at the English national team,the only player with an African name is a mixed-race going by the name of Dele,but , in the French team,blacks account for almost 90% of players.Considering there are about 180 millions of Nigerians and ghanians,how come there aren’t more players from these countries.Ghanians can be excused coz they mostly don’t look fit(I don’t know what food people eat over there!),but ,in appearance,Nigerians look quite fit(although a bit lanky for my liking).What wrong with you guys?Is it a genetic thing or is it about the food you eat?
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by AdeizaPaul: 11:35am On Jul 22, 2017
Because Nigerians in Europe have their sights st on better things maybe?
You have to understand that Football is a sub culture, and even though most Nigerians passionately love football, seeing your son become a professional footballer is still not the wish of any Nigerian parent.

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Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by AdeizaPaul: 11:43am On Jul 22, 2017
Besides West and Central Africa is dominated by Francophone countries with Nigeria and Ghana being the only notable exceptions... so what do you expect?
Each of these francophone countries have their independent systems in place as sovereign states, with each having a chance to contribute a quota of football talents to the world stage, compared to a country like Nigeria that even though big is run by a single system.
10 teams won't represent Nigeria in any football competition because the country is big. A country like Togo and Nigeria will field the exact same number of players, even though the later might have much more pool of people to tap into.

What you are therefore doing- is comparing a single country to the entire Francophone Africa of like more than 25 countries, which anyone would honestly find very funny.
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by alanmwene: 11:50am On Jul 22, 2017
AdeizaPaul:
Besides West and Central Africa is dominated by Francophone countries with Nigeria and Ghana being the only notable exceptions... so what do you expect?
Each of these francophone countries have their independent systems in place as sovereign states, with each having a chance to contribute a quota of football talents to the world stage, compared to a country like Nigeria that even though big is run by a single system.
10 teams won't represent Nigeria in any football competition because the country is big. A country like Togo and Nigeria will field the exact same number of players, even though the later might have much more pool of people to tap into.

What you are therefore doing- is comparing a single country to the entire Francophone Africa of like more than 25 countries, which anyone would honestly find very funny.
What about Nigerians and ghanians born in Uk?There are about 1million of them there,but how come not a single of them in in the English national team?And the only English-born footballers I can think of were slops like Shola Ameobi,Ehiogu,........But,in france you have the Patrick Vierra,Drogba,Pobga.......etc..Would you say that England is a third world country?
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by alanmwene: 11:52am On Jul 22, 2017
AdeizaPaul:
Because Nigerians in Europe have their sights st on better things maybe?
You have to understand that Football is a sub culture, and even though most Nigerians passionately love football, seeing your son become a professional footballer is still not the wish of any Nigerian parent.
Given the opportunity,nigerians and ghanians would choose to be professional footballers than accountants or security officers( a lot of them are!).The money is just too good!Find another excuse.....
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by AdeizaPaul: 11:55am On Jul 22, 2017
alanmwene:

What about Nigerians and ghanians born in Uk?There are about 1million of them there,but how come not a single of them in in the English national team?And the only English-born footballers I can think of were slops like Shola Ameobi,Ehiogu,........But,in france you have the Patrick Vierra,Drogba,Pobga.......etc..Would you say that England is a third world country?

The composition of the English and French national teams have always been starkly different in racial composition for a very long time.
Hope you know that the French have a Policy of Assimilation into "Frenchness" which England does not have.

Go to Cote D'ivoire and see if you will hear anyone speaking local languages on the street of Abidjan. All they do there is Français.
In Lagos streets you will see people speaking Yoruba or Pidgin English , In Nairobi at least you will steal hear people speaking Swahili or Sheng before nonsense English.

The French team has been Afro-Diaspora team2 for a while now.
It all has to do with the basic differences in the natures of English vs French Imperialism and neocolonialism.
Btw there are still very plenty players of Nigerian descent playing in local English league teams.

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Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by AdeizaPaul: 12:01pm On Jul 22, 2017
alanmwene:

Given the opportunity,nigerians and ghanians would choose to be professional footballers than accountants or security officers( a lot of them are!).The money is just too good!Find another excuse.....

lol Nigerians in the UK (or US) are in the upper quartiles of the immigrant populations there. You can't honestly be comparing the educational and Income averages of Nigerians in the UK to say Congolese people in France, like LOL
Yes a lot of Nigerians will chose football, they pay is good, but still they have a better chance of making equally good money (well at least satisfactory pay) by studying professional courses than spending their entire lives in football academies where like only 2% of everyone who enroll will ever make it to professional level.

Thanks but no thanks, becoming an Engineer is much better than gambling your life to become a professional footballer.
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by alanmwene: 12:16pm On Jul 22, 2017
AdeizaPaul:


lol Nigerians in the UK (or US) are in the upper quartiles of the immigrant populations there. You can't honestly be comparing the educational and Income averages of Nigerians in the UK to say Congolese people in France, like LOL
Yes a lot of Nigerians will chose football, they pay is good, but still they have a better chance of making equally good money (well at least satisfactory pay) by studying professional courses than spending their entire lives in football academies where like only 2% of everyone who enroll will ever make it to professional level.

Thanks but no thanks, becoming an Engineer is much better than gambling your life to become a professional footballer.
Given the amount of opportunities in uk and usa compare to france ,it it obvious that Nigerians and ghanians would do a bit better than .But even then,the first black ceo of a major English company was francophone Tidjane Thiam(CEO of prudential plc)congoleses have a bigger cultural presence in france than Nigerians have in uk.Congoleses control completely the music scene in france and have change French people musical taste.A there plenty PHDs holders in france,trust me!
Re: Are Nigerians And Ghanians Partially Disabled? by AdeizaPaul: 12:25pm On Jul 22, 2017
alanmwene:

Given the amount of opportunities in uk and usa compare to france ,it it obvious that Nigerians and ghanians would do a bit better than .But even then,the first black ceo of a major English company was francophone Tidjane Thiam(CEO of prudential plc)congoleses have a bigger cultural presence in france than Nigerians have in uk.Congoleses control completely the music scene in france and have change French people musical taste.A there plenty PHDs holders in france,trust me!

Man you argument is just obtuse.
Former English Colonies span from Australia and Fiji to Indians, Jamaicans, Canada, Egypt to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

Most of the large French colonies are in Africa duurh. Of course Congolese probably make up a larger percent of diasporans in France than Nigerians make of former colony immigrants in the UK.
France focuses all her energy and soft power on her African former colonies. I don't envy their position at all.

Nigerian music and movies have the largest presence in Africa and the caribbeans, Which to me is what matters. I don't care if some Congolese Évolués in France manage to use the better structures of the French state to achieve some prominence, Nigerians are pulling their weight culturally in the places that matter.

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