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
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.
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
You will recall that France is the current FIFA World Cup champions, having beat Croatia in the final.
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.
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.
Zinidane Zidane quits as Real Madrid Coach and Ronaldo also exit Real Madrid for Juventus.
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
Watch out for next edition of Retro-Sports, as look ahead for an exciting 2019 Sporting Calendar.