By: Fidelis Omuyeh
What made you interested in participating in the Unity Cup?
The Unity Cup is an avenue that fosters unity and interaction amongst the different people, nations, races, ethnicities that make up our communities.
What was your favorite moment from last year’s tournament?
The game between Nigeria and Vietnam was so fun.
How did your team come together?
Through word of mouth within the Nigerian community, a group of soccer playing folks decided to come together and present a team to represent the Nigerian nation.
Can you tell us a bit about the rest of your team?
The team is a group of soccer lovers from diverse backgrounds who just love to play the game of soccer the Nigeria way. On the field, it is always laughter and fun.
What does soccer mean to your community?
The love for soccer is the common denominator that every Nigerian shares.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
All sports, including soccer, promote friendliness amongst different people and nations. Thus, the Unity Cup offers an uncommon opportunity for nations and people of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and race to come together and have friendly interaction.
What places or groups in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
SA Café (48 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby, PA 19082)
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
Nigeria is the most populous black nation with over 520 languages.