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Nigeria’s U-17 Conquers the World

Heroic performance by Nigeria’s 17-year old Oladele Ajiboye, who saved 2 shots in a penalty shoot-out against their Spanish challengers to clinch a 3-0 victory at this year’s Under-17 Cadet Championship in Seoul, South Korea on September 9, 2007, has won for the Golden Eaglets and Nigeria, the U-17 global trophy for the third time. By this conquest, Nigeria has registered its name on the global soccer map as the first African country to achieve this feat. Also by winning the first edition of the FIFA U-17 World Tournament in China and another one in Japan and now its third victory in Seoul, the Golden Eaglets have now equaled Brazil’s record of three wins in the competition.

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FOOTBALL – SPORTS COOPERATION

The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations is about to elaborate a sporst cooperation program with African countries. The purpose of the project is to send physical education graduates, whose remuneration would be in form of a Brazilian government scholarship, to work as football coaches in the continent. It is worthy of note that the 2010 World Cup will hold in South Africa and Nigeria is a major football potential in the African continent.






NIGERIAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER SAMUEL PETER BECOMES NEW WBC CHAMPION

A Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Samuel Peter, defeated a Russian boxer, Oleg Moskaev and became a World Boxing Council (WBC) champion.

He won by Technical Knock-Out (TKO) in the 6th round of the match held in Cancun, Mexico on 8th March, 2008

 

 

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