The video you are about to watch was the 12th Edition of the African Cup of Nations’ finals between Nigeria and Algeria at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos in 1980.
Final score was Nigeria 3, Algeria 0
There was no political assassinations, there was no issues of rating the cows above humans. We lived together in love,the Hausas, the Fulanis, the Igbos, the Yorubas.
Christians were always happy when Ileya Festival was around the corner likewise the Muslims looking forward to celebrating the Xmas with the Christians.
All the unity, love and togetherness we shared then have gone into Oblivion, what we have instead are wanton slaughterings of ourselves like never the way we slaughtered chickens or cows.
The leaderships are in disarray, they lack focus, no specific agenda, no blueprint whatsoever.
Anything goes in our political space, no respect, no honour.
We treat ourselves worse than how we treat our pets at home.
Then, we had two major political parties, the UPN and NPN with proven ideological directions but what we called political parties today are devoid of any ideology.
It is all about ‘trials and errors’.
I watched this finals sent by a friend, Dele Ibiikunle on Facebook and I wept and I wondered if it is same Nigeria we are in today.
We are in precarious and pathetic situations that only ‘we can stop the mindless killings’. God has left us to our own wisdom.
We see things in different perspectives, we refused to reconcile our differences because of our greed and selfishness.
Watch the likes of star Footballers in those days like, Emmanuel Okala, Best Ogedegbe, Kadiri Ikana, Muda Lawal, Christian Chukwu, Segun Odegbami, Adokie Amaesiamaka, Alloysius Atuegbu, Felix Owolabi, Usima and a host of others, they played as a team in oneness, unity and love. They succeeded.
WATCH THE CLIP COURTESY DELE IBIIKUNLE>>>
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