SPORT FLAKES: YEP, SOLDIERS ARRESTED EAGLES STARS

SPORT FLAKES: YEP, SOLDIERS ARRESTED EAGLES STARS

Onigbinde had led the team made up of youngsters to Africa Nations Cup silver earlier in the year. Captained by Stephen Keshi, the Eagles, continental champions in 1980, lost to Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions to bag their first silver in the tournament.

SPORT FLAKES: ILERIKA LOVED MENU, MISSED MONTREAL ‘76

SPORT FLAKES: ILERIKA LOVED MENU, MISSED MONTREAL ‘76

“Patiriki, se oti de Kafiteria?”[Patrick, have you visited the cafeteria], Ilerika voiced out  in Yoruba to team mate, Patrick ‘Powerhouse’ Ekeji. It was like out of this world

SPORT FLAKES: TALE OF TWO FLYING POLICE OFFICERS

SPORT FLAKES: TALE OF TWO FLYING POLICE OFFICERS

Many probably know Nigeria’s first Olympic gold winner, Chioma Ajunwa, as the ‘Flying Police woman’. Some do not remember that there was a ‘Flying Policeman,’

SPORT FLAKES: HOW MILITARY WASTED SPORTS STARS

SPORT FLAKES: HOW MILITARY WASTED SPORTS STARS

Nigeria’s first Commonwealth gold medal came at the Vancouver’ 54 Games.

SPORT FLAKES: 1.2..6… MOUNTAIN ON FIRE!

SPORT FLAKES: 1.2..6…MOUNTAIN ON FIRE!

There is fire on the mountain following MFM’s 6-0 humiliation by MC Alger in the CAF Champions League. The continental body may be forced to reduce Nigeria’s slot to one instead of the present two.

SPORT FLAKES: BANJUL: AKWA UNITED LIKE HENSHAW

SPORT FLAKES: BANJUL: AKWA UNITED LIKE HENSHAW

At the end of the first leg, I sent a an SMS to Akwa United Chairman, Etubom Paul Bassey, assuring him of victory in the Gambia. I reminded him that Henshaw created a record there.

SPORTS FLAKES: ANGERS COULDN’T ‘KILL’ VASCO DA GAMA

SPORTS FLAKES: ANGERS COULDN’T ‘KILL’ VASCO DA GAMA

Rangers were born in February 1970, just a month after the Civil war ended. Vasco came three months later. There was a difference. The Flying Antelopes were seen as the new spirit of Biafra. Vasco looked more like a new company of Nigerian invaders.

SPORT FLAKES: FROM OSHIKOYA, USIFO TO GLORY

SPORT FLAKES: FROM OSHIKOYA, USIFO TO GLORY

Oshikoya became the biggest name in national Hurdles when she beat Emilia Edet to pick gold at the Second All Africa Games, Lagos ’73.

SPORT FLAKES: IKPEAZU BICYCLE BONUS

SPORT FLAKES: IKPEAZU’S BICYCLE BONUS

Ikpeazu, a lawyer  was actually following the footsteps of kinsman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who founded the Ziks Athletics Club, Lagos in 1938.

SPORT FLAKES: OYAKHIRE: CHAMPION TURNED GOVERNOR

SPORT FLAKES: OYAKHIRE: CHAMPION TURNED GOVERNOR

He became Africa’s first Javelin champion at the premier All Africa Games, Brazzaville’65. Amen Tony Oyakhire was Military Administrator of Taraba State in 1996, thanks to Sani Abacha before redeployment to Oyo State in 1998 by  Abdusalam Abubakar. Oyakhire took the Javelin gold, one of the eight won by Team  Nigeria which finished second on … Continue reading SPORT FLAKES: OYAKHIRE: CHAMPION TURNED GOVERNOR