Nigeria: Nigerian football back in the days

Ababoy remembers Nigerian football in the 1980s: “1980 kicked off a glorious period in Nigerian football. Nigeria had just narrowly failed to qualify for the 1978 World Cup, losing 0-1 to Algeria in Lagos, courtesy of a Godwin Odiye own goal. I just about remember Ernest Okonkwo (Commentator extraordinaire) screaming “It is a gooooaaaalll!!!, Nigeria has scored (everyone’s on their feet) against Nigeria (celebration stopped).”

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