The Igbo Influence On Nigeria’s Paralympics Team

Any Nigerian who watched the recently held paralympics will notice that most of the medal winners were Igbo. In fact 9 out of all 12 medals Nigeria hauled in were from Igbo athlethes. This sends a clear message to Nigeria, that the marginalization of the Igbos must be tackled earnestly wherever it rears its head.

If Igbo marginalization is tackled and merit allowed to take centrestage, Nigeria will gain more recognition internationaly, more respect.Today, the world has recorded 12 medals for Nigeria. If those Igbos were marginalised out of the team, would that be the case? Certainly not.

The team that won the last African Cup of Nations for Nigeria was seen as an ‘Igbo team’ because most of its key players were Igbo. All Nigerians should endeavour to grant everyone a level playing ground irrespective ethnicity, so that more Igbo can emerge and bring glory to Nigeria.

Igbo kwenu!

Igbo Athlete Breaks World Record Twice, Wins Gold In Paralympics

Team Nigeria continued their impressive run on Friday at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as
Igbo paralympian Rolland Ezuruike on Friday set a new World record of 190kg to win gold in the men’s -54kg.

Just his first lift of 185kg shartered the previous Paralympic World record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg.

Igbo, let us celebrate one of our sons who has done it again!