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Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by BrandSpurNG: 8:44pm On Nov 07
Coach Bronson Weir today announced the Nigeria Rugby Men’s Sevens squad that will be on duty at the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The tournament will be held on the 8th and 9th of November, 2019 at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa where Fourteen teams will compete: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Namibia, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria.

The Tournaments will be played over two match days and the winner of “Africa Men’s Sevens”will be 2019 African Champion and also qualify to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.

Nigeria has been drawn to play defending champions; Zimbabwe on 8th November 2019 at 10:00 am (South African time), 8:00 am Nigerian time.

“The boys have worked hard over the last two and a half weeks, we have had to replace a few players due to injuries sustained whilst on club duty. Thankgod Okafor- Portugal (Ankle)  and Alex Onyeahasi- Germany (Harmstring). Coach Bronson was at Chester, UK to have a look at the UK based boys at the AF International 7s where Nigeria played against USA, France, Ireland and Jamaica and we have injected a few of those boys from into this squad. We look forward to seeing what the team can produce over the weekend”.  says Teams Manager; Dele Coker.

The team arrived Johannesburg via Kenya Airways and will be playing a warm-up match today against Centurion 7s.

Black Stallions will be captained by Onoru Jatto.

1. Onoru Jatto (Captain)
2. Azeez Ladipo
3. Nuhu Ibrahim
4. Declan Nwachukwu
5. David Oyekanmi
6. Isaac Agholor
7. Samuel Ekpo
8. Joshua Etim
9. Akpabio Samuel
10. Blaise Felix
11. Chinedu Joseph
12. Felix Maduchem

SOURCE:https://brandspurng.com/2019/11/07/nigeria-rugby-sevens-names-squad-arrive-south-africa-for-olympic-qualifiers/

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by mansakhalifa(m): 10:29am On Nov 08
I hope these guys get to qualify.

Would be cool to see a Nigerian rugby squad at the Olympics.
But there are some more experienced contenders amongst those 14 teams. Talking about the likes of Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe who traditional African rugby teams. I've seen those guys play once or twice and they quite good.

But hey, I just want to see a Nigerian rugby squad at Tokyo '20. That's all.

And it's pretty fantastic to know that rugby is gonna get a showing at the Olympics. I hope it stays that way for good to spice things up. Other sports(except football and female beach volleyball cool are damaged boring.

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by VicThory(m): 10:48am On Nov 08
So we don dey play rugby now. Na bouncers wey don hammer fufu suppose full the team.


Lalasticlala do justice abeg.

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by naptu2: 11:05am On Nov 08
VicThory:
So we don dey play rugby now. Na bouncers wey don hammer fufu suppose full the team.


Lalasticlala do justice abeg.

Rugby has been played in Nigeria since before I was born. I often watched the Lagos Rugby Club (Eko II) vs the Kaduna Rugby Club live in the 1970s and '80s. Olisa Adibua was often the commentator in the 1980s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GsBmgSVtA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7sc6pL4KFs

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by ainas247: 3:48pm On Nov 08
cool Goodluck!
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by spafu(m): 3:48pm On Nov 08
Ok
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by ursullalinda(f): 3:48pm On Nov 08
Good luck guys....your trophy will introduce Nigerians into watching the game.

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by userplainly(m): 3:49pm On Nov 08
It will end in tears

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by 360command: 3:49pm On Nov 08
Southy go show us say no b only football dey as sports for this life. This Rugby , na we ( SA) get am..

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Ekelly23(m): 3:49pm On Nov 08
VicThory:
So we don dey play rugby now. Na bouncers wey don hammer fufu suppose full the team.


Lalasticlala do justice abeg.




lol ���
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by GREATESTPIANIST: 3:50pm On Nov 08
userplainly:
It will end in tears
. Ekwensu

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by one1prax(m): 3:50pm On Nov 08
abeg since when Nigeria get rugby team, i've never even heard of them. i'm happy sha





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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Boringdraw1: 3:50pm On Nov 08
Okay. Do dey intend to play with the recent south Africa champions?
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Faceville: 3:50pm On Nov 08
So much untapped potentials in Nigeria. Last night I even thought about the Nigerian hockey team

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Raphfito(m): 3:50pm On Nov 08
This team no go fit even qualify for West Africa seven self���

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by DaddyMorenike: 3:50pm On Nov 08
Nice to see Naija guys doing Rugby. But they look more like a Westbrom side in the early 2000s.

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Kaybaba5(m): 3:51pm On Nov 08
I wish them good luck
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by JARUSHUB: 3:52pm On Nov 08
naptu2:


Rugby has been played in Nigeria since before I was born. I often watched the Lagos Rugby Club (Eko II) vs the Kaduna Rugby Club live in the 1970s and '80s. Olisa Adibua was often the commentator in the 1980s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GsBmgSVtA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7sc6pL4KFs

Legend grin grin grin grin

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by leobrownish(m): 3:52pm On Nov 08
that slim guy too na rugby player?

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by ruggedtimi(m): 3:53pm On Nov 08
ruby sqaud no serious.. no big man or maybe na under 17 ruby team

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by HOPELESSNESSS: 3:53pm On Nov 08
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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by MikeMoses(m): 3:53pm On Nov 08
I personally know one of the players.
I am wishing them best of luck.
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by rowland545(m): 3:54pm On Nov 08
In as much as I would love to watch us go far in d competition and also sound patriotic.... But the truth is, I don't see this team coming close to south Africans or the likes of Zimbabweans....the lack the experience and quality to beat the xenophobians.....but I will love to watch this terrible and aggressive sport

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by timibare: 3:54pm On Nov 08
Rugby nor b our thing abeeegi
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by saheedbadmus(m): 3:54pm On Nov 08
Dats nice. Make 9ja proud
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by zena2009(f): 3:59pm On Nov 08
First time of hearing Nigeria Rugby team. I am super happy. Goodluck guys ��

#SuperRugbyfan
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Jaqenhghar: 4:02pm On Nov 08
mansakhalifa:
I hope these guys get to qualify.

Would be cool to see a Nigerian rugby squad at the Olympics.
But there are some more experienced contenders amongst those 14 teams. Talking about the likes of Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe who traditional African rugby teams. I've seen those guys play once or twice and they quite good.

But hey, I just want to see a Nigerian rugby squad at Tokyo '20. That's all.

And it's pretty fantastic to know that rugby is gonna get a showing at the Olympics. I hope it stays that way for good to spice things up. Other sports(except football and female beach volleyball cool are damaged boring.
Our only hope is to get foreign based
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by BlackfireX: 4:02pm On Nov 08
I encourage Nigeria to learn and develop this game....



When played with aggression and frustration of this bubu govt... We will become lion before goalkeepe

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by realestniggah: 4:05pm On Nov 08
Glad to see we are developing our own rugby team.. Good one
Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by Marvieduke(f): 4:05pm On Nov 08
Am so happy my boyfriend made it to the team. I wish them good luck

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by realestniggah: 4:07pm On Nov 08
mansakhalifa:
I hope these guys get to qualify.

Would be cool to see a Nigerian rugby squad at the Olympics.
But there are some more experienced contenders amongst those 14 teams. Talking about the likes of Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe who traditional African rugby teams. I've seen those guys play once or twice and they quite good.

But hey, I just want to see a Nigerian rugby squad at Tokyo '20. That's all.

And it's pretty fantastic to know that rugby is gonna get a showing at the Olympics. I hope it stays that way for good to spice things up. Other sports(except football and female beach volleyball cool are damaged boring.

So many experience team there.. The Nigeria team are like infant.. Them go use us do training. Still a long way to go. And I pray politics don't enter it.

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Re: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers by hisexcellency34: 4:09pm On Nov 08
Good one from Nigeria. Let's start from somewhere

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