Sports Events in Nigeria

  • arriving at national stadium Lagos
    arriving at national stadium Lagos
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  • Abuja Stadium
    Abuja Stadium
    by Toyin
  • Fishers at the festival.
    Fishers at the festival.
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    Teslim Balogun Stadium

    by gwened Written Feb 2, 2014

    one of the highlights of my stayed in Lagos is to go the FIFA World Cup Under 17 for the match between Nigeria and Spain, won by Nigeria 1x0

    The area is not the best in the city but I was with a bunch of locals who got the ticket for me, and it was great and friendly sport conviviality.

    http://www.fussballtempel.net/caf/NGR.html
    http://www.nairaland.com/1135370/pictures-nigerias-stadiums

    Equipment: just come to watch

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    Abuja Stadium

    by Toyin Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    Soccer is particularly popular in Nigeria, for most of you in Europe, you must have heard names like OKOCHA, KANU NWAKO, e.t.c. The country won the Soccer gold at the Los Ageles Olympics, and also the under 17 FIFA world cup in China.
    The country also hosted the All African Games in 2003 at the Abuja Sport Stadium, and came second in the event.

    Equipment: There several sport shops all over Lagos and Abuja. And I will advice would be tourist to buy kits on arival in Nigeria, because, it is cheaper, and you'll avoid excess luggage.

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    Argungu fishing festival

    by nnapr Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Argungu festival, colorful annual festival, takes place in Argungu, a riverside town in Kebbi State, about 64 miles from Sokoto.
    Argungu festival, the leading tourist attraction in the area, originated in August 1934, when the Sultan Dan Mu'azu made an historic visit. As a tribute, a grand fishing festival was organised. Since then, it has become a celebrated yearly event held between February and March.

    During the festival, hundreds of local men and boys enter the water, armed with large fishnet scoops. They are joined by canoes filled with drummers, plus men rattling huge seed-filled gourds to drive the fish to shallow waters.

    Vast nets are cast and a wealth of fish are harvested, from giant Nile perch to the peculiar Balloon fish. The festival is also marked with diving competitions, swimming, drinking, dancing, canoe racing and wild duck hunting.

    Equipment: There are no much gears needed for this event, you only need to have your fishnet scoop, which can be bought at the venue of the event.

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