• Short Summary

    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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    GV PAN EXT Stadium
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    SV Nigerian and Ghanaian teams parade
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    SV Nigerian and Ghanaian football teams on parade followed by other athletes (3 shots)
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    GV Spectators
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    SV Traditional dancers (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV General Gowon in traditional costume dancing
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    SV Traditional dancers
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    GV Athletes watch for arrival of torch bearer
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    GV Torch bearers lights ceremonial flame
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    10.
    SV General Gowon makes opening speech (3 shots)
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    "The history of our sporting relations dates back to our colonial past some seventy years ago. We have, particularly since independence, strove to maintain our sporting links in athletics, football, cricket, lawn and table tennis, polo, hockey, basketball and all other sports. And we found these sporting contacts most useful and helped in no small measure to forge closer links and foster mutual understanding, respect and good relations between our two countries. It is now my pleasure and great honour to declare the first Ghana-Nigeria Sports Festival 1974 open."




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    SPORT - GENERAL
    Transcript of General Gowon's opening speech follows:

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    Background: 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 - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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