June 25, 2014

Bombs Won't Stop Nigeria from Watching World Cup

K. Ogunbunmi, Quartz

The Associated Press

Nigerians love their soccer, especially if it served with a foreign flavor. In a poll conducted in 2012 by a local polling agency, NOI polls, all the respondents—both male and female—express a love for the game, however the football obsession in Nigeria is for the English Premier League, and not for the Nigeria Premier League. Even though 71% of the respondents said they were aware of the existence of the Nigerian league, only 42% follow it. Nigerians fans follow the European leagues religiously and own sport jerseys of international stars and their clubs. It is little wonder, therefore, that the World Cup would generate a buzz in the county. And with the recognition of the fan’s abiding fascination for the games comes interest from all those who will benefit from this—from...

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