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7 Nigerian Footballers Who Have Stadiums Named After Them

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By Kamsiwritesss | self meida writer
Published 28 days ago - 8940 views

1. Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi remains the only Nigerian in history to win the AFCON not just as a player, but also as a manager. As a player, he won it in 1994 and he was the coach that led the Super Eagles to AFCON triumph in 2013 in South Africa. The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State, was named in honour of this great man.

2. Teslim Balogun

Teslim Balogun was a Nigerian football player as well as coach, who lived so many years ago. A football stadium in Lagos was named the 'Teslim Balogun Stadium.'

3. Adokiye Amiesimaka

The Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, was named after one of the best Nigerian footballers to ever play the game.

4. Chioma Ajunwa

CHIOMA Ajunwa, who is at present, a police officer, is well-known for her exploits in the Olympics, and also for her role in the 1991 Women's World Cup tournament. There is a stadium in Imo State named the 'Chioma Ajunwa Stadium.'

5. Samson Siasia

In 2009, the Yenagoa Township stadium took on a new name, as it became known as Samson Siasia Sports Stadium, after former Nigerian football player and manager Samson Siasia.

6. Jay-Jay Okocha

There is a stadium in Ogwashi-uku known as the Jay-Jay Okocha stadium, which was named after one of the most skilful footballers the world has ever seen.

7. Dan Anyiam Stadium

Former Nigerian player and coach Daniel Anyiam has a stadium in Imo State named after him.

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