Nigeria tour of England 1949

The Nigerians arrived at Liverpool on 29th August, and left 
from Liverpool on 29th September.

The squad consisted of 18 players picked from the best Nigerian 
teams, and was representative of the Nigerian Football Association.  
They played nine games against English amateur clubs and league 
selections.  On hard grounds they preferred to play barefoot but 
wore boots on soft ground.  To supplement post-war rationing in 
England, the team brought their own supply of food, including yams, 
rice, peppers, and shrimps.

31- 8 Crosby            Marine FC            2-5 Nigeria
 3- 9 Bishop Auckland   Bishop Auckland FC   5-2 Nigeria
 8- 9 Leytonstone       Leytonstone FC       2-1 Nigeria
10- 9 Ilford            Isthmian League      5-1 Nigeria
14- 9 Walton-on-Thames  Corinthian League    2-2 Nigeria
17- 9 East Dulwich      Dulwich Hamlet FC    1-0 Nigeria
21- 9 Wealdstone        Athenian League      8-0 Nigeria
24- 9 Bromley           Bromley FC           1-3 Nigeria
28- 9 Liverpool         South Liverpool FC   2-2 Nigeria

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Sources: The Times, The Manchester Guardian, Non-League Matters, Hamlet Historian

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Authors: Frank Rankmore and Neil Morrison
Last updated: 6 Apr 2011

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