As the Year Roles….

What a year its been all round for Nigerian Sports. There have been on court/field success, administrative lapses, elections, new stars, old stars..a mix of many. However one thing has been certain…its been a successful year all round. It started with the Super Eagles winning the African Cup of nations for the third time…then it went to the Youth athletes winning the maiden edition of the African Youths Athletics Championships. The year also included some highlights like Nigeria winning medals at the World Athletics Championships for the first time in fourteen years through the beautiful Blessing Okagbare and our youthful (very Youthful) U-17 team winning the silver at the African U17 championships and going one better at the world stage winning the coveted cup..breaking many records along the way to making us the most successful Team in U17 history. The year was crowned with our qualification for the World cup in Brazil. What a year. Off the field there has been some landmarks too…The new policy of immediate rewards for our sportsmen and women by the current government has put GEJ on the good books of many sports men and women. The ..yes i had to mention it…reward…long awaited reward of our Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold medalists is also an indelible achievement of President Goodluck Jonathan. He has also promised national honours to them and also some other deserving sportsmen and women. It will be a welcome relief and a breath of fresh air when we

OBONK see that our national end of year awards is not just dominated by politicians and government lobbyists.

So it is with these successes in mind that I as a stakeholder and social commentator in Nigerian sports decided to start a blog..to give my views and share experiences for all to see. Hoping that it will be the first port of call for news, comments and views on sports. This will be a non political, deep thought provoking blog with no affiliations to anybody or any organization. We will discuss sports in its whole. Players, administrators, press, the government etc you name it. We are knowledgeable and fearless..so as the year winds down we say…bring it on.

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2 thoughts on “As the Year Roles….

  1. It sure is a thing of joy and utmost pride when we see one that has gained so much from sports also been willing to give back to it. Unlike some “sports” reporting which is simply football reporting,i know this forum wont tow that line. Just want to sayw welldone sir and more power to your shoulders. It is well.

  2. I trust this is going to be refreshing as i have read some of your views and your book,you are a big inspiration to our youths.All we have in the country is football,football and football it s becoming boring as i hope you will touch other sports.Good luck sir,

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