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Sports News of Tuesday, 23 August 2022


Nigerians, Ghanaians clash on social media over AJ, Usman, Falconets defeats

A collage of AJ vs Usyk, Usman and Falconets A collage of AJ vs Usyk, Usman and Falconets

You can call it the 'Online Jollof Derby' but the seemingly unending rivalry between Nigerians and Ghanaians continues.

A recent Facebook post by GTV SPORT+, a Ghanaian State-owned Sports Channel has triggered banter between Nigerians and Ghanaians online.

One may call it a harmless post, but the channel reported Anthony Joshua's defeat to Usyk, Usman Kamaru's shocking defeat to Leon Edwards and the Super Falconets surprised exit from the ongoing U-20 Women's World Cup in a collage form with the caption “Not quite a good weekend for Nigeria.”

This triggered divisive opinions between some Ghanaians and Nigerians online.

Some Nigerian sports lovers lashed out at the channel to focus their attention on improving the Ghanaian sporting industry.

Others added that Nigeria is better than Ghana in the area of sports, citing Nigerian performance at the recent Commonwealth Games.

A Facebook user Dindi Nana Yaa Johnson wrote, “Mind your business. How is our sportsmen and women doing? This post is below the belt,state television indeed. Leave this for the pooley tv stations,you're above this antics”

“No Ghanaian can presently represent Africa in those positions. You guys are nothing in Africa,” Abraham Okie Pius wrote.

Damilola Damosco Osoko added, “At least our athletes made us proud at the just concluded commonwealth games!!!!”

Flexing Thony asked, “Why is your country absent from participating in such occasion”

Dachung Bulus also said, “Who know Ghana ???????? like ???????? naija. You get nothing but noise making. Anthony Joshua international.Usman kamaru. International.Super falconets. International.”

In response, some Ghanaians hit back aiming a dig at Nigerians with their World Cup triumph in the playoffs.

Others mocked that, Anthony Joshua is British, not Nigerian.

Bright Ased Asante said, “Nd WC too they couldnt qualifiers Naija just carried Last.”

David Avomah wrote, “Until Anthony switch Nationality he is a British. You people should getat with yo noise”

Florence Jordan asked, “Is Anthony a nigerian,a nigerian born english International so he is english ok”

Kwesi Newman also asked, “Why are Nigerians crying like that? The post didn't mean anything negative against them so why are they are attacking Ghanaians

It was truly not a good weekend for Nigeria sports, Anthony Joshua lost his rematch bout against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 20.

Usman Kamaru was also battered by Leon Edwards as he lost the UFC 27 welterweight title to the British at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City in the early hours of Sunday, August 21.

The Super Falconets shocking 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the quarter-final of the Women's U-20 World Cup was the nail in the coffin for all Nigerian sports lovers.