According to Webbly, during pre-colonial, Nigeria had their own version of soccer. However, it states, "... the British did not pressure the native commoners to desert their own sports unless they were deemed inappropriate or too ritualistic and pagan."
During the post colonial, it affected Nigeria's sports in many ways. For example, during the 1930's and 1940's the soccer leagues were separated by race. The "white" had complete power over the administration. Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria and was a U.S. soccer player. According to Webbly, "His first encounter was when he was denied the opportunity to compete in a track and field event at the 1934 Commonwealth Games because Nigerians were not allowed to participate. The second time he experienced discrimination in sports was when, because of his background he was rejected from the Yoruba Tennis Club in Lagos because of his heritage." Since the British came to "invade" Nigeria, they gave Nigerians a hard time when it came to sports, they weren't allowed to do any sports even if they were really good at it.
"Nigeria." Sport in British West/Central Africa. Web. 23 Mar. 2017 http://britishwestcentraafrica.weebly.com/nigeria.html