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ABU Host First American Football Match in West Africa

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The Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) has yet made a giant stride in the History of sport by being the first to host an American football match, not only for Nigeria but the entire West African sub-region. The historical match that pitched the Lagos Marines against host ABU saw the more experienced home team defeating the visitors with 26-14 in the highly entertaining encounter. The Match witnessed the unprecedented large turn- out of spectators, who thronged the ABU sport complex to get a glimpse of the Historic match. Lovers of American football, who came from far and wide across Nigeria, were excited al through the encounter, presenting Nigerians with another energetic option to the regular football. Speaking shortly after the encounter, president of the Nigerian Institute of American football, Professor Adamu Ahmed expressed optimism with the performance put up by the teams which he said impressed the spectators.