While 2020 was a challenging year in the sports calendar, punters continued to bet with bet9ja on different events. Despite the suspension of many sports events for fans and players’ safety, there were some great moments to highlight the year. Here are Nigeria best sports moments that will highlight 2020 despite the challenges that were present.
The Appointment Of Mike Brown To D’Tigers
Earlier in the year, NBBF stunned everyone in the country making the biggest news of the year. According to the announcement, the Golden State Warrior’s assistant coach Mike Brown was elevated to be the Nigerian men’s basketball team’s new head coach through the Olympic Games. The move to appoint mike Brown put Nigerian basketball on the global map. The Nigerian basketball family welcomed the move; mostly because most NBA players might consider playing for D’tigers.
Financial agreements are not clear bearing in mind the fact that NBBF has been in financial constraints. What is clear is that Brown will retain his NBA position while managing the Nigerian team on a part-time basis. On the first Brown games as the manager, the Nigerian won all the three matches they played. The results served as proof that the decision made was the right one.
Israel Adesanya Destroys Paulo Costa
One of the fascinating sporting events in the year, 2020 was when Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo costa to retain his UFC middleweight title. Adesanya’s style, confidence, poise, and destructive power left Costas career in tatters at UFC in September 2020. Many did not give Adesanya his due, disrespected referring him as all hype, despite him whipping out Robert Whittaker and Kevin Gastellum and being the world champion.
The last fight between Adesanya and have not been up to per bearing, leading to the suggestions that Adesanya could be a little off his game. Despite the recommendations, all went on well. The Nigerian put on a master class competition. He defeated picked the Brazilian apart from range, read him like an open book, and countered risky strikes before finishing him with a second-round knockout to take his record to 20-0. The win is clear proof that he is the best MMA fighter in the world.
Super Eagles Draw 4-4 With Sierra Leone
The super eagles had opened their Afcon qualifiers with two wins against Lesotho and Benin republic before the pandemic. When the Afcon qualifier matches resumed in November, super eagles were the favourites to win the match against Sierra Leone and secure their place in Cameroon’s tournament. Within the firsts 30 minutes of the game, the Nigerian national team had already netted four goals. From the look of thing by then, it seemed like the super eagles had secured their wins.
Before the first half ended, Sierra Leone started coming back by scoring one goal. Sierra Leone shocked everyone when they levelled against the Nigerian team. The draw sparked angry reactions from the fans who gathered around the stadium preventing the team from leaving the stadium for almost half an hour.
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