Football photo of the day…

NigeriaBarefootvLeytonstone1949

In 1949 the Nigerian national squad toured England to play various clubs and amateur teams. 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.

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