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SPORTS FLAKES: OF SPARTANS AND TROJANS

SPORTS FLAKES: OF SPARTANS AND TROJANS

This is not Greek History, we are discussing Nigerian football, which drew quite some historical names between 1973 and 1986. East Central State Spartans came in 1973, won the National Sports Festival gold twice...
SPORTS FLAKES: WHAT COWS DID TO DOSU

SPORTS FLAKES: WHAT COWS DID TO DOSU

Cows deserve more than passing comments in the Nigerian narrative. Professor John Peeper Clark realized this early enough and penned a poem 'Fulani Cattle' before we all began to see herdsmen wielding AK-47 rifles....
SPORTS FLAKES: GOWON: KNOCKED OUT IN KAMPALA

SPORTS FLAKES: GOWON: KNOCKED OUT IN KAMPALA

General Yakubu Gowon was a good boxer during his cadet days in Anzio Company, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom from May 1955 to December 1956. He took part in different competitions while undergoing...
SPORTS FLAKES: PLEASE, GHANA MUST NOT GO

SPORTS FLAKES: PLEASE, GHANA MUST NOT GO

Some Nigerians did not know that before a compatriot ever became Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Pius Quist, a Ghanaian, was there. It was during the colonial era. However, that trend still goes...
SPORTS FLAKES: WHEN SUPPORTERS CLUB BACKED MOROCCO

SPORTS FLAKES: WHEN SUPPORTERS CLUB BACKED MOROCCO

Red Atlas Lions of Morocco won the Africa Nations Cup for the very first time in 1976. The Green Eagles were there in Ethiopia after a dismal debut at Ghana '63 and smiled back...
SPORTS FLAKES: STELLA WAS INDEED A MAN

SPORTS FLAKES: STELLA WAS INDEED A MAN

She was born in Poland as Stanislawa Walasiewicz, After four months, her parents relocated to the United States and she changed name to Stella Walsh. The identity crisis continued even in death. In July 1911,...
SPORTS FLAKES: ABIOLA DROVE BUS IN ZAMBIA

SPORTS FLAKES: ABIOLA DROVE BUS IN ZAMBIA

Chief Moshood Abiola was not called Pillar of Sports in Africa for nothing. The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land was everywhere all over the world trying to enjoy himself and make people happy. At a...
SPORTS FLAKES: THERE PERFORMANCE ENHANCING SEX PEX

SPORTS FLAKES: THERE’S PERFORMANCE ENHANCING SEX [PEX]

Outrage followed Nigeria's dismal performance at the Moscow '80 Olympic Games. Some officials were accused of sleeping with female athletes while other countries went for medals. The country had won a bronze medal in boxing...
SPORTS FLAKES: ANOTHER TAIWO OGUNJOBI DEPARTS

SPORTS FLAKES: ANOTHER TAIWO OGUNJOBI DEPARTS

Theirs is a family of twins and national athletes. Siblings, Taiwo and Taiwo Ogunjobi, represented Nigeria in Athletics and Soccer respectively. Some do not understand how you have children born of same father bearing...
SPORTS FLAKES: ABIGAIL : WOMAN WHO KNOCKED OUT DICK TIGER

SPORTS FLAKES: ABIGAIL : WOMAN WHO KNOCKED OUT DICK TIGER

Richard Ihetu made news in 1958 when he beat Pat McAteer in Birkinhead, United Kingdom to become British Empire Middle weight boxing champion. That victory also earned him the Lord Londsdale trophy. Ihetu had adopted...