Proclamation of the new sport at a press briefing in Lagos Nigeria on 16 July 2016


On 16 July 2016, Opia Oji Peter Bonnyface in the presence of supporters addressed a press briefing in Lagos, Nigeria, where the beautiful sport was proclaimed. The media briefing was covered by sports editors of major news house in Nigeria. Sports editors of the major television networks in Nigeria who covered at the press briefing are: Adeola Omo-Kivie of (Nigeria Television AuthorityNTA), Blessing Nwosu (Silverbird TV), Paul Ahagbeme (African Independent Television-AIT), Solomon Ajuziogu (TV Continental),

Sports editors of newspapers that covered the briefing are: Tunde Eludini (Premium Times), George Aluo (Sun Newspaper), Mr. Tony Ubani (Vanguard Newspaper), Mr. Okpara Christian (Guardian Newspaper), Pius Aiyinor (Punch Newspaper) Dare Esan (Complete Sports) and Mr. Tajudeen Balogun (African Examiner).


Below are links to websites of the media houses were news about the press briefing can be found

News report by Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)

Vanguard-Opia introduces ‘Beautiful Ball Game’

Premium Times-Nigerian launches new sport to compete with football

African Examiner-BREAKING: Beautiful Ball Game: A Fresh Football Concept Proclaimed In Nigeria

Sun Newspaper – Varsity don invents new football-like game

Ogbemudia Commends DELSU Lecturer, Opia For Inventing New Football Game

Opia Creates New Sport

Picture caption

1 Dr. Bonnyface Opia proclaiming the new sport at the press briefing

2 Dr. Bonnyface Opia explaining some points at the press briefing

3 Dr Brown Ogbeifun, Former PENGASSAN President making a remark

3 Dr. Eugene Okolocha, representing Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia making a remark

3 Mr Tony Ubani Sports Editor of Vanguard Newspaper making a remark

4 Cross section of audience at the press briefing

5 A member of the audience asking questions

6 Dr. Bonnyface Opia confering with Mr Akachi Ngwu the master of ceremony



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