Nigeria has a rich culture, and sports have contributed a lot to these customs, starting off with the traditional sport of Nigeria which is called Dambe Boxing, a Hausa Martial Sports held on festivals. In the early days, Dambe Boxing means practicing military skills, yet the game is now only played as a means of achieving personal prestige, demonstrating masculinity, and bringing honor to one’s family and village.
In Nigeria, along with many other countries where Football is a popular sport, the country was able to be successful at the sport. Super Eagles, its national team, competes regularly for international titles and has made its mark in global sports competitions when regarded as one of the best teams in Africa and was ranked 10th in the world.
Popular sports of Nigeria Football (Soccer), Boxing, Track and Field, basketball Traditional or Regional Sports Dambe Boxing – a Hausa Martial Sports held during festivals Nigeria Sporting Success The men’s football team won gold in at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. Nigeria Sports trivia Chioma Ajunwa won Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medal at Atlanta 1996.
Nigeria at major events
Nigeria at the Summer Olympics
Nigeria at the Winter Olympics
Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games
Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup
Nigeria women’s football team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
Past sporting events hosted in Nigeria
1980 and 2000 African Cup of Nations
1989 African Championships in Athletics
2003 All-Africa Games
2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
In 2013, Nigeria ended a 19-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso.