Sports in Precolonial to Postcolonial in Ibo culture. By:Manuel Arechiga

Sports in Ibo culture were very important. Sometimes they were used to solve disputes. If you were a winner in a sport you were viewed or treated differently.

Types of Sports in Precolonial Nigeria: -Wrestling, Hunting, Running.

Postcolonial: Wrestling, football (soccer), boxing, track and field, and tennis.

-Nigeria respect was earned through wrestling. If you were a leader in the tribe you may have earned it through sports.

- Wrestled during harvest season.

- Each village had it's own wrestling grounds.

- You lost if you were lifted from the ground.

Left: Football (Soccer), Right: Boxing - Both came from Postcolonial time.

Football became the most popular sport in Nigeria. Nigeria has won many gold medals for the sport since then in today's Olympics.

Facts:

- Wrestling was the most popular sport in Precolonial Ibo.

- The British bought many sports.

- Football (Soccer) took over as the most popular sport today.

- Many sports were modified, but not a lot to effect is massively.

Cited Resources:

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. London: Heinemann, 1965. Print

"Sports: Postcolonial Africa." World history. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

"The Igbo Traditional Wrestling » Facts.ng." Facts.ng. N.p., 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

Images:

Rnpn. "Leisure Programmes." It's Time For Nigeria. N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

“Nigerian football hits the Fifa wall.” Daily Maverick, FIFA, 2010-10-07 Accessed 23 Mar. 2017.

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