Remarkable Events In Nigeria Sports


  • Team Nigeria returned from the Brazzaville African Games with a haul of 147 medals made up of 47 gold, 56 silver and 44 bronze, ranked number 2 on the Games over all medal table.
  • Historic Golden Eaglets of Nigeria won the FIFA-U17 trophy for a record 5th time, after beating the strong team of Brazil 3-0 in the final match at Chile 2015 tournament.
  • Coach Samson Siasia led U-23 Team, the Flying Eagles, won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, CHAIN in Senegal after defeating Algeria, 2-1. In basketball.
  • Nigeria male team, the D’Tiger at the 2015 Afrobasket games in Tunisia, won the trophy for the very first time after beating Angola in the final match.
  • The female U-16, D’Tigress came 3rd at the Afrobasket tournament held in Cameroon. Wellington Jighere of Nigeria, conquered the world in the World Scrabble Championship held in Australia.


  • Nigeria successfully hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup and won the 2nd position.
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria, through the effort of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) under the chairmanship of His Excellency, R.T. Hon Chibuike Ameachi, qualified for the first FIFA Senior World Cup in Africa (South Africa 2010).


  • Gloria Alozie won the silver medal in 100m hurdles for Nigeria at the Sydney Olympics.
  • Also, Nigeria won gold in the 4x400m men’s relay and a bronze medal in the 4x400m women relay.
  • Edith Nzuruike became the 1st Nigerian female Paralympics champion, wining gold in Javelin.
  • Monday took his third consecutive gold in power-lifting, while three female power-lifters (lyabo Ismaila, Victoria Nneji, Patricia Okafor) also obtained gold each.
  • In table tennis, Tajudeen Agunbiade won gold in men’s single, Agunbiade, Tunde Adisa and Femi Alabi took gold in the team event.


In Boxing, Duncan Dokinwari (+91 kg) class) won a ! gold medal. Africa Cup of Nations Championship winner (again) after beating Zambia 2-1 in the finals in Tunis.


Team Nigeria defeated Germany 2-0 to become champion of the world in FIFA U-17 Coca-cola cup held in China.


Ishiaka Adamu (81kg) and Abdulkarim Haruna (61kg) won a gold medal each in Algeria. Davidson Andeh won a gold medal in the 60kg Class (World Championship held in Belgrade).


Isaac Ikhorie won a bronze medal in the boxing event of the Munich, Germany Olympic Games.


Dick Tiger was recognised as the world middleweight champion by the New York State Athletic Commission, the European Boxing Union and the British Boxing Board of Control.