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Buhari @74: His amazing achievements so far in Sports will make you glad

Buhari @74: His amazing achievements so far in Sports will make you glad

As President Muhammadu Buhari celebrates his 74th birthday today, December 17, we look at his efforts in development of sports in Nigeria as a leader.

Recall that Buhari who is now a retired general served as the head of state while in active service from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985.

Here we bring you his remarkable achievements in sports since he returned to power in 2015.

1. Bronze at the 2016 Olympics


President Muhammadu Buhari receiving the Olympics team

The Nigeria's U23 team took part at the 2016 Olympics games held in Brazil, and the dream team returned with a bronze medal in men's football after beating Honduras 3-2 in an entertaining duel played at the Belo Horizonte.

The president expressed joy with the success of Samson Siasia's boys and congratulated them after the championship.

2. Success at Rio Paralympic games


Nigeria's Paralympic team

Nigeria competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympic games with 23 sportspeople, and they made Nigerians happy by winning 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the competition.

3. 2016 AWCON

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Super Falcons celebrating after winning the 2016 AWCON

Nigeria's Super Falcons on Saturday, December 3, 2016 defeated Cameroon to win the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations championship for a record eight times.

The Falcons were superb in the tournament and they received lots of applause from President Buhari after the soccer fiesta.

4. 2015 African Basketball Championship

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Nigeria's men basketball team

Nigeria's men basketball team on Sunday, August 30, 2015 beat Angola 74-65 in the Afrobasket 2015 final in Tunisia to become African champions for the first time.

5. 2015 World Scrabble Championship


Wellington Jighere while competing in the scrabble competition

Nigeria's Wellington Jighere won the 2015 world scrabble championships after beating England's Lewis Mackay inthe final.

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