Despite the glaring challenges that obstructed many sporting activities last year, a handful of Nigerian sports personalities gave us a reason to celebrate during the turbulent year. And while the signs aren’t pleasant yet, many people are optimistic that 2021 will be a better year for sports. Here are top Nigerian sports personalities to watch out for in 2021 as you continue wagering on different leagues at Betway.
- Elizabeth Anyanacho
Elizabeth Anyanacho is a 21-year-old rising talent in Taekwondo and the first Nigerian female to book a spot in the Olympics in over one and a half decades after Princess Dudu represented the country in Athens, 2004. Anyanacho has been preparing tirelessly alongside his trainer Chika Chukwumerije for the last few months, hoping for a good run in Tokyo.
Anyanacho has a great hunger to succeed in the Olympics, and she hopes to achieve that with the guidance of an experienced person. As such, you can bet that Anyanacho will cause a stir in the competition and probably bring home a medal.
- Jordan Nwora
Jordan Nwora is on a roadmap to become Nigeria’s Michael Jordan, having established a solid reputation in the dunk and slam game. The 22-year-old is already a key part of the Nigerian Men basketball team, who are expected to step up their game for the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers. Fortunately for punters, the games will be available for betting through the Betway betting app, among other leading bookies.
Nwora did incredibly well in college basketball, earning an NBA draft with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jordan is highly expected to play himself to the reckoning and become a player to reckon with on the international stage.
- Adekuroye Odunayo
An athlete turned wrestler, Adekuroye Odunayo is among Nigeria’s best prospects to bring home a medal from the Tokyo Olympics. That’s considering that Nigeria hasn’t been lucky enough to bring home any medal from the Olympics since the football bronze medal they won in Rio 2016. Sports officials are desperate to end this poor trend through the Tokyo Olympics.
Odunayo is currently ranking second in her category worldwide, after missing out on the medal narrowly during the Rio Olympics. Odunayo is expected to get it right this time in Tokyo.
- Zaidu Sanusi
Zaidu Sanusi is currently the only recognizable Nigerian in UEFA Champions League and is becoming a key figure in his team, FC Porto. Sanisi is a late bloomer who only rose to fame last year and has shown great promising worth following in 2021.
- Amaju Pinnick
After being in the back seat for years, Nigeria is starting to make headlines again in the global football politics, with Pinnick being the man flying the country’s flag high. Pinnick opted out on the CAF presidency race, in a well-calculated move to allow him to vie for a position in the FIFA council.
Currently, there seven African members in the FIFA council and Pinnick is working hard to become one of them this year. As such, Nigerians have many reasons to watch out for the elections in March 2021. These elections will be hosted in Casablanca Morocco.
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