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Thursday, 27 April 2017

'Not good enough' - Nigerian coach denied boxing champion, Anthony Joshua's request to represent Nigeria at 2012 Olympics

Sports writer and broadcaster for BBC Sport, Oluwashina Okeleji, shared these surprising new revelations miniutes ago. British boxing champion of Nigerian ancestry, Anthony Joshua, wanted to represent Nigeria at the 2012 Olympics, but a coach in Abuja told him there was no chance. Joshua reportedly asked to join the Nigerian trials but was told that if he was good enough he'd represent England instead of coming back to Nigeria.



16 comments:

abena golden said...

Who shame catch nah? hehe. Looser of a coach.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow!
I'm happy fortune smiled on him by using that coach to deny him representing Nigeria.
He wouldn't have come this far if he had represented Nigeria.
He wouldn't have been appreciated.
Who Nigeria help?

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talk2frankky said...

Useless country.....someone go blame Buhari

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Thank God that the Nigerian coach denied him the chance, they would have truncated his destiny and he wouldn't be world champion today.

prince said...

Regular loss of talents due to bribery collection, nepotism, tribalism and having wrong people at the helms of affairs. A nation where virtually all the leaders are ROBBERS

Anonymous said...

@prince, 3 Gbosa! Gbosa!! Gbosa!!! For you. I dey for your side.

Anonymous said...

same thing was done to david alaba... shitheads in charge of sport in naija

okafor richard said...

Fucked up people....

okafor richard said...

Rock this guy go beat ya ass forget muscle...na boxing u wil not be allowed to push him...oo or carr him up

k said...

You can imagine the terrible wrong assumptions most Nigerians have.Thank you Joshua for remembering your father's land first. Please beat-up a second time the Ukrainian-Klitchov on saturday. Trade him off for billions of punches. Show no mercy brother.

Anonymous said...

@prince I know fit laff ooo. Even if the guy they represent naija.dem no go make him feet stand well ooo.

Anonymous said...

Odewingie fine man

Anonymous said...

Typical bad belle

Vivian Reginalds said...

NA TODAY?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Anthony should have bribed him, since that is the only language Nigerian Leaders understand... bribery and corruption... every boxer who goes to the Olympics one way or the day bribes their coaches. too bad.. you are going to rep your country and you are still bribing to do that. one day God will wipe out all the bad eggs in Nigeria.

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