RETRO-SPORTS: 2018 IN REVIEW
RETRO-SPORTS: 2018 IN REVIEW

2018 RETRO-SPORTS

2018 IN SPORTS: Just like every other sporting year, 2018 had its share of stories of triumph, defeat, disappointment and pleasant surprises.

While, we will give particular attention to the Nigeria Super Eagles, we will consider other memorable sporting events in the course of the outgoing year.

Here we look back at some of the most memorable moments from the past 12 months.

Super Eagles 🇳🇬 🦅 in 2018: 👤 13 Games ✅ 5 wins 🤝🏼 3 draws 🛑 5 defeats

⚽ 17 goals scored ⛔ 13 goals conceded ✔

️ Qualified for AFCON after missing two editions 🔥 Africa’s 4th best team based on last FIFA ranking.

Super Falcons: The Super Falcons of Nigeria despite less activities in the year, are able to retain AWCON title

Cameroon vs Nigeria: Super Falcons beat the Lionesses to reach AWCON final (Video), Super Falcons Progress to AWCON Semi final, Beat E/Guinea 6 - 0, AWCON 2018: Super Falcons humiliate Zambia’s Shepolopolo 4-0 (Video)
AWCON 2018: Super Falcons humiliate Zambia’s Shepolopolo 4-0 (Video)

The Super Falcons f Nigeria win record 9th AWCON title, having beat the Bayana-Bayana of South Africa on penalties

Nigeria wins both Male and Female Freestyle at the African Wrestling Championship

The Nigeria D’Tigress also put up an unprecedented performances at this year’s FIBA Women world cup in Spain, beaten Argentina to qualify for the finals.

FIBA World Cup: D'Tigress Beat Turkey in Tenerife
FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress Beat Turkey in Tenerife

Nigeria also Participated in 1St Bobsleigh at the winter Olympics. You remember Balogun and her team mates

During the year Japan win 2018 FIFA Women u-20 world cup

While, we will give particular attention to the Nigeria Super Eagles, we will consider other memorable sporting events in the course of the outgoing year.
While, we will give particular attention to the Nigeria Super Eagles, we will consider other memorable sporting events in the course of the outgoing year.

You will recall that France is the current FIFA World Cup champions, having beat Croatia in the final.

2018 Ballon D'or; Luka Modric emerges winner of player of the year, Luka Modric Beats Cristiano Ronaldo To Win BEST MALE FIFA PLAYER
Luka Modric Beats Cristiano Ronaldo To Win BEST MALE FIFA PLAYER

Luka Modric, the Croatian who broke the Lionel Messi-Ronaldo decade long dominations, won Best player of the tournament, goes on to win Europe best player of the year, FIFA Best and the 2018 Ballon D’or. It is indeed a remarkable year for Luka Modric, even though some pundits have their reservations.

Anthony Joshua remains undisputed WBO, WBC, WBA Champions, also beats Russia Povetkin who challenged him to his title in the year.

I Got My Knockout Streak Back - Anthony Joshua
I Got My Knockout Streak Back – Anthony Joshua

Esperance of Tunisia topple Al Ahly of Egypt to win 2018 CAF Champions league title, Real Madrid win record treble back-to-back UEFA Champions league.

Esperance Stuns Al Ahly To Claim 3rd CAF Champions League Title
Esperance Stuns Al Ahly To Claim 3rd CAF Champions League Title

Zinidane Zidane quits as Real Madrid Coach and Ronaldo also exit Real Madrid for Juventus.

Real Madrid miss Ronaldo: Marcelo
Real Madrid miss Ronaldo: Marcelo

Back home in Nigeria, Delta state wins the biennial National sports festival

One of 2018 biggest upset in sports includes:

Naomi Osaka beaten Serena Williams to the US open, Germany, Argentina, early exit from Russia 2018

Revealed: What Serena Williams Told Naomi Osaka After US Open Final
Revealed: What Serena Williams Told Naomi Osaka After US Open Final

Watch out for next edition of Retro-Sports, as look ahead for an exciting 2019 Sporting Calendar.