Coinciding with Nigeria’s 2-0 win against Iceland, Nike has premiered an 18-minute documentary called This is Naija || A Nigerian Football Story.
Directed by Nigerian photographer and filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu, it
explores the African nation’s rich football culture and includes
interviews with some of the country’s most notable players, both past
and present, including Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, and Segun Odegbami.
Naiji is “an unbridled, optimistic, confident approach to football–and
to life–that sets Nigeria apart” says Nike. “Wherever you travel in this
diverse country of over 500 different ethnic groups, it is football
that serves as a universal language, the connective tissue, that unifies
this land, and drives the spirit, belief and the energy of Nigeria
In 2006, Dosunmu also released The African Game, “a compelling
on-the-ground depiction of Africa’s passion for football and the
emerging players from a continent in love with the game.”
You can watch This is Naija || A Nigerian Football Story below.