Check Out 60 Sports Icons List As Okocha, Kanu, Odegbami Make The List

Published On: October 17, 2020, 8:11 am
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Members of the Super Eagles teams of 1980, 1994, Atlanta 1996 as well as track and Field and boxing dominated the list of the 60 Sports Icons that was unveiled during the celebration of Nigeria’s most outstanding sports icons of the last sixty years.

The event which took place at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja Friday, October 16th will have the pictures of the 60 Sports Icons on display for 60 days.

According to the votes cast to pick the outstanding stars through various platforms, Mercurial Super Eagles players like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, Garba Lawal, Emmanuel Amuneke of the famed 1994 and Atlanta 1996 Dream Team were selected by a wide spectrum of Nigerians.

Also in the 60 Sports Icons list are the 1980 Green Eagles that won Nigeria’s maiden Nations Cup on home soil with Team captain Christian Chukwu and Segun Odegbami listed individually. Legendary goalkeeper Emmanuel Okala and Mudashiru Lawal were also picked as symbol of the 1980 Green Eagles.

The Golden Eagles of 1985 that paraded the likes of Captain Nduka Ugbade, Victor Igbinoba and coached by Sebastian Brodricks were also recognised .

Nigeria’s first Olympics medallist Nojeem Maiyegun, first individual Gold medallist Chioma Ajunwa, Mary Onyali, Sunday Bada, Commonwealth Games Medalists Olawunmi Majekodunmi, Samuel Igun, world boxing champions Hoggan Kid Bassey, Dick Tiger, Chidi Imoh, female Wrestler Odunayo Adekuruoye also made the 60 Sports Icons list.

Legendary footballer, Teslim Thunder Balogun; ace radio commentators – Mazi Ernest Okonkwo, Dr Larry Izamoje, Sports Philanthropist Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Moshood Abiola, Chief Adebutu Kesington among others also made the 60 Sports Icons list.

Below are the names of the unveiled 60 Sports Icons

Chioma Ajunwa
Mary Onyali
Jighere Wellington
Odion Aikhoje
Duncan Dokiware
Austin Okocha
Kanu Nwankwo
Feyisetan Are
Blessing Okagbare
Garba Lawal
Lucy Ejike
Falilat Ogunkoya/Atlanta 96 Women’s 4x400m Quartet
Sunday Bada/Sydney 2000 Men’s 4x400m Quartet
Football Dream Team, Atlanta 1996 Olympics
Emmanuel Amunike
Chika Chukwumeriji
Davidson Ezinwa
Odunayo Adekuoroye
Modupe Oshikoya
Peter Konyegwachie
Olusoji Fasuba
Nduka Ugbade/Sebastine Broadricks Emasuen/1985 GOLDEN EAGLETS
Hogan Bassey
Dick Tiger
Samuel Peters
Barcelona 92′ quartet (Men’s 4x100m Relay)
Funke Oshonaike
Segun Odegbami
Segun Toriola
Roland Ezuruike
Mayegun Nojeem
Israel Adesanya
Super Eagles 1994
Olumide Oyedeji
Blessing Oborududu
Tompraba Grikpa
Chidi Imoh
Christian Chukwu
Ajibola Adeoye
Stephen Keshi
Atanda Musa
Muda Lawal/Emmanuel Okala/Green Eagles 1980
Daniel Amokachi
Rashidi Yekini
Teslim Thunder Balogun
Perpetual Nkwocha
Super Falcons
Power Mike
Flora Ugwunwa
Lauretta Onye
Sam Okwaraji
Nduka Odizor
David Izonrite
Chief MKO Abiola
Dr. Larry Izamoje
Mazi. Ernest Okonkwo
Alh. Aliko Dangote
Chief Sir Kesington Adebutu

-- fineboy77 Online (m) at 17-10-2020 10:09AM
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Just to include an Hausa name,they made Aliko Dangote a sportsman by force. Hausa is the problem in Nigeria,you can never see them in anything that makes the nation proud internationally. All they know is power grab and genocide. Let the southern part of Nigeria secede from the Northern part and you will see real and quick developement.

-- DMJazz (f) at 17-10-2020 11:52PM
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 17-10-2020 10:09AM
Just to include an Hausa name,they made Aliko Dangote a sportsman by force. Hausa is the problem in Nigeria,you can never see them in anything that makes the nation proud internationally. All they know is power grab and genocide. Let the southern part of Nigeria secede from the Northern part and you will see real and quick developement.
Shut the fvck up!
-- fineboy77 Online (m) at 18-10-2020 10:03AM
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Quote from: DMJazz on 17-10-2020 11:52PM
Shut the fvck up!
Who is this FOOL?

-- kacylee Online (f) at 18-10-2020 10:36AM
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abeg which one be Aliko dangote own for there sef...



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