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    Nigeria and Ghana, traditional sports rivals in West Africa, began a one-week friendship Sports Festival in the Nigerian capital, Lagos on Saturday (10 August).

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    Nigeria and Ghana, traditional sports rivals in West Africa, began a one-week friendship Sports Festival in the Nigerian capital, Lagos on Saturday (10 August).

    The opening ceremony took place at the National Stadium and was presided over by the Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

    A prominent Nigerian newspaper said that the sports festival amy help to remove the political, economic and social barriers which endanger unity within West Africa. It went on to say that the idea of the Ghana-Nigeria competition forming the nucleus of an intended West African Games was particularly welcome.

    Next year it is expected that more West African countries will take part in the second festival to be held in Accra, Ghana. Observers from Dahomey. Togo, Ovary Coast, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Gambia were attending the Lagos festival.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RUT7GOMB74GNMHEFV93C2CYX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RUT7GOMB74GNMHEFV93C2CYX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
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    N/A

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